YBASA, STSU support five-point memorandum of JCC Shamator
Dimapur, May 31 (EMN): The Yimchungberü Arih-Ako Shamator Area (YBASA) and Shamator Town Students’ Union on Monday stated that they strongly supported the five-point memorandum submitted to the chief minister of Nagaland by the Joint Co-ordination Committee (JCC) Shamator in regard to the non-availability of adequate manpower and other workforce at Community Health Centre (CHC) Shamator.
YBASA in a statement on Monday said that two pharmacists got transferred from CHC Shamator in 2017 and 2019 respectively without their reliever while laboratory technician passed away in 2019 and no appointment had been made or reliever deployed till date.
“In this scenario and amidst the surging pandemic, even the cook is assigned to take up the role of pharmacists at CHC Shamator as the concerned authority has failed to deploy or provide workforce against the resultant vacancy,” it read.
It said that those frontline workers presently stationed at Shamator are made to bear the brunt from every angle due to shortage of manpower and lack of basic requirements.
YBASA has therefore appealed to the concerned authority to immediately address the public demand submitted to the chief minister of Nagaland.
Meanwhile, STSU stated that CHC, Shamator since its inception and its up-gradation to CHC in 2014 has been left unattended with inadequate facilities like shortage of manpower, poor infrastructures and proper medical equipment.
“We are dismayed over the fact that our people are being neglected since time immemorial and if this attitude of the government and the people continues, the future of our people looks very gloomy,” it read.
The student union has warned that if the demands/memorandum were not fulfilled, they would “go to any extent for achieving our common goals and interests through any democratic means and assure the JCC and the CSOs for our support in any time and events.”
“Therefore, we wholeheartedly extent our unflinching support to the memorandum submitted by the JCC and the CSOs for taking up the matter and fighting for the good cause,” it added.