Odisha bans strike by health officials, imposes ESMA for 6 months

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has banned any kind of strike or cease-work agitation by the health staff in the state for a period of six months.

The state government banned strikes by the nurses, paramedics, technicians and other Class-III and Class-IV employees of Health department including the contractual employees for a period of six months by exercising the power conferred by the Odisha Essential Services (Maintenance) Act 1988, said the Home department in a notification today.

The ban has been imposed to ensure uninterrupted health services at government-run medical college and hospitals, District Headquarters Hospitals (DHHs), Sub-Divisional Hospitals, Community Health Centres (CHCs), primary health centres (PHCs), municipality hospitals, ESI hospitals, jail hospitals, police hospitals and autonomous health institutions including AHRCC and Regional Spinal Injury Centre in the state, added the Home department.

“The ban shall remain in force for a period of six months with effect from the date of issue,” said the Home department.

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