Staff nurses launch hunger strike

Staff nurses launch hunger strike

The staff nurses working under the National Rural Health Mission intensified their protest on Wednesday by launching an indefinite hunger strike.    

 More than 2,000 nurses have been staging a protest for the past eight days at Freedom Park in Bangalore, demanding regularisation of their services and a hike in salaries.

Nagaraj, the president of Staff Nurses’ Association, said that more than 15 nurses went on a huger strike on Wednesday and seven of them were admitted to hospital after their health deteriorated.

Meanwhile, the City police denied permission to protesters to take out a march from MG Road to Freedom Park.

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