The nurses from various districts who participated in the protest also demanded that they be allocated only for maternity and infant care services.
A total of 44 nurses were recruited by the hospital as contract workers in May. However, they were all terminated after three months and their salary is yet to be settled.
President Ram Nath Kovind presented the National Florence Nightingale Award 2020 to 51 nurses across the country.
The staff nurses alleged 198 staff nurses were posted on Covid-19 duty at the KMCH during the peak of the pandemic.
The infected nursing students are part of a group of over 30 students who came to Hassan to appear for nursing exams recently.
Terminating the nurses who have chosen to work for the public during the Covid pandemic instead of rewarding them is very unfortunate, said NSUI Telangana state president Balmoor Venkat.
As the police and protestors clashed near Gandhi Bhavan and Twitter flooded with the nurses' pleas, the protestors urged Minister KT Rama Rao to resolve the issue.
To highlight their concerns, the protesting nurses headed for the SHRC where they were met with hostility from the police force.
Many of them were taken to the police station to control the agitation.
However, those staging protests under the banner of the AP State Government Contract and Outsourcing Staff Nurses Union have decided to continue the protest till there is a written assurance.
Demanding that the order be rolled back, they questioned why the government couldn’t hire more nurses or nursing orderlies instead of inexperienced assistants.
Taking care of patients during the pandemic risking their own lives is the true mark of heroism.
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According to Nisha, these extra savings have helped vaccine centres arrange spot admissions and thus increase the vaccine coverage.