Community Survey

West Bengal Health Workers On Hunger Strike

 

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.

Related Stories
Impact Story

VV Correspondent Intervenes to Ensure Ration Delivery in Uttar Pradesh Village

 
/ September 23, 2020

Ambedkar Nagar villagers were not receiving their quota of ration until a VV correspondent intervened.

Community Survey

A Kashmiri Doctor Paints on Chinar Leaves to Beat COVID 19 Stress

 
/ September 21, 2020

A MBBS student from Kashmir, stressed by exams and the pandemic, uses art to unwind.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *