Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Parishad (AJYCP) and 20 other indigenous organisations demanded the regularisation of jobs of the 108 Mrityunjoy ambulance service employees in a joint statement. 

The organisations urged the state government to increase their salary and pay them at par with the government medical staff, facilitate them with other required amenities, and provide necessary benefits to the employees who lost their ability to work during the period of service. 

They also appealed to Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and Keshab Mahanta, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, to bring the 108 service under the state government’s ambit. Currently, the Mrityunjoy 108 ambulance runs under the emergency service provider GVK-EMRI, Assam.

“Around 3,000 service holders, including the EMT, the ERO and the PILOT have been working relentlessly since 2008. But after 12 years of service, these workers still don’t have their job security. With the small amount of income, the staff cannot even apply for bank loans and also have not received any sort of financial aid from the Government,” the organisations said. 

Rana Pratap Baruah, president, AJYCP Central Committee, told EastMojo, “Even in the time of COVID-19 pandemic, the frontline workers of the 108 Ambulances have rendered their service with utmost sincerity and diligence. Despite being in a critical situation, they have attended to each and every patient without any fail. But it is unfortunate that even after working selflessly day and night, they are being paid a minimum amount of money with no job security.” 

He further added, “The Chief Minister and the state government should consider the matter seriously and try to fulfil the demands that is put forward by the organisations in the statement.”

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