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Hospital staff goes on leave in mass, leave patients stranded

35 outsourcing employees of Gandhi hospital go leave, demanding rise in th epayement according to Government norms, causes discomfort to patients.

Published: 04th July 2017 03:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2017 03:06 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

Scores of patients at Gandhi Hospital were not able to avail medical services on Tuesday morning as 35 outsourcing employees went on mass leave. The outsourcing staff are asked to clear files for Aarogyasri Services, note down details of patients who visit Out-Patient department. Both important services came to a halt because the employees went on leave en masse. "We want our salaries to be increased as per Government Orders. Representations were served to officials and ministers explaining our plight. Yet, the situation did not change," said an Outsourcing employee who is on leave. Apart from poor patients from far away Telangana districts, even patients from neighbouring States opt the government teaching hospital.

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