Imphal: Nurses at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) have reacted strongly to the appointment of Laimayum Kullabati Devi as Nursing Counsellor on deputation at the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The RIMS Nurses Association had earlier demanded revocation of the appointment on grounds that violated RIMS guidelines.
“We have decided to launch cease work strike from today but as there are patients who need our service we differ it and stage protest demonstration so that patients do not face hardship”, said a representative of RIMS nurses’ Association.
As per report L. Kullabati was serving as Deputy Nursing Superintendent at a hospital call Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, New Delhi. She was recently appointed as Nursing Counsellor in the Physical Medicine and Rehab Department, RIMS, on deputation recently.
“No such appointment has been made in the history of the RIMS, and as per the version of the director of RIMS, creating a post is a violation of the rules and regulations of the RIMS,” said Priyadharhini Devi, the secretary of the RIMS Nurses’ Association.