On one hand, health workers are being praised all over the country for their role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. While on the other hand, health workers from many districts of West Bengal have gone on hunger strike.
As such, health workers of West Bengal's Coochbehar district have been on a hunger strike for the last 9 years as their salaries have not been increased. Health workers have been on hunger strike for 10 days, demanding that their jobs be made permanent. They have been working for 11 years but have not been able to make their job permanent or increase their salary.
Video Volunteers community correspondent Bikash Barman reports that the hunger strike is active not only in Coochbehar but other districts of West Bengal like Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia and Jhargram.
Avijit Adhikary is a journalist with nearly 8000 days of field experience till date. In the past two decades, he has witnessed the ebb and flow of the media industry in India, with ripples felt in his region too. This includes the rise of digital media, the decline of print...