NHM seeks release of health workers from NRC duty
GUWAHATI: In the wake of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) outbreak in the state, the health and family welfare department is going all out to curb the number of cases in Assam.
Keeping this in view, the National Health Mission (NHM) has asked the authorities to release all multipurpose workers of the health department who are engaged in NRC updation work in the state.
A statement of the NHM said that all these employees, immediately after being released from NRC duty, should report in their respective offices or else they would face strict disciplinary action.
Prior to this, recently, health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had announced that leaves of all health officials has been cancelled till September 30.
“Doctors, paramedical staff and all health officials will not be able to avail any leaves till September 30, including casual leaves. They will also not be allowed to serve from a different place than their place of posting. It be considered as criminal dereliction of duty,” Sarma had said.
(Inputs: Assam Tribune)