Imphal: Nurses at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) have stopped work and this has severely affected daily medical care services.
The strike is over the appointment of Laimayum Kullabati Devi as nursing counselor on deputation at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, RIMS.
The RIMS Nurses Association had earlier warned to revoke the appointment of Devi, as it violates RIMS guidelines. Following the failure of the authorities to listen to the plea of the nurses, the latter decided to go on strike.
As per report, L. Kullabati Devi was serving as Deputy Nursing Superintendent at the Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital in New Delhi. She was recently appointed as nursing counsellor at Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on deputation recently.
The head of the department, Professor A K Joy said the appointment of Kullabati is genuine, as it had been authorized by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.