Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Blood Bank Employees’ Association Monday declared that they would be sitting on an indefinite strike from November 26 to press for the fulfilment of their several demands.
According to association chairperson Anil Kumar Mohanty, they have apprised the state government of their demands, including that of job regularisation, salary as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission and allotment of government quarters to the employees, during their protest here on Gandhi Jayanti, but to no avail.
“Following assurance from Health Minister Pratap Jena, we withdrew the agitation during the World Blood Donation Day celebrations. Although the state government was supposed to fulfil our demands within a month, it has done precious little in this regard,” Mohanty said.
Hence, the association would sit on an indefinite stir at Lower PMG from November 26. The state government should be held responsible in case any patient suffers due to the agitation, Mohanty added.