ZP to take steps to pay monthly honourarium to health assistants

Speaking at the district-level sammelan of Senior and Junior health Assistants in Madikeri on Friday, he said measures will be taken to pay the honorarium on the first of every month within three months.

Inspite of advance in technology, nobody knows why the payment of honourarium from Senior and Junior health Assistants is getting delayed. All the officials should get the salary on the first of every month.

All the employees in Bangalore and Mysore corporation get their salary on the first of every month under single window system. This system should be implemented in health department as well. “I will solve the issue of delay in getting the salary within three months,” he assured.

Replying to a demand on extending hill allowance to other parts of the district, he said “the decision needs to be taken by the government. Is it right to provide hill allowance to those who are serving in Kushalnagar.”

He called upon the Senior and Junior health Assistants to render their service with dedication. “After I was transferred to Kodagu, I have been visiting government hospitals every week. However, the public do not have good opinion on these hospitals. There are problems of shortage of staff in the government hospitals. The staff members should render their service responsibly.”

Speaking after releasing ‘Arogya bhithi,’ CMC President P D Ponnappa said that Senior and Junior health Assistants should also create an awareness among people on health, need to preserve environment and ill affects of the use of plastics.”

“Our forefathers were preserving environment. Hence, we were able breath pure air. Now we need to preserve environment,” he added.   

In his introductory remarks, Organisation Secretary Patrick presented five demands before the government. They include providing district-level award to the best Senior and Junior health Assistants in the district, deploying additional Senior and Junior health Assistants in the district.

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