Jamshedpur: State Food Supplies Minister Saryu Roy on Tuesday visited Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College Hospital (MGMCH) and reviewed the healthcare services. He said the government hospital was sick and that it needed urgent help and monitoring.
Speaking to scribes after the visit, Roy said the health services at the hospital were adversely affected due to the strike called by the outsourced employees. Even on other days, the healthcare services are not up to the mark, he said.
The minister said the healthcare services at the hospital need up-gradation and urgent improvement. He said it was perhaps the first time that outsourced employees had gone on strike. He said the outsourced employees should be paid by their employers and not the hospital management.
Roy said he had held talks with the state health secretary. “The health secretary told me had had sought a report from the Deputy Commissioner of East Singhbhum regarding drawbacks in the healthcare facilities at MGMCH. Funds will be allotted to improve the health services once the report is received,” he said.
Roy said the outsourced staff of the hospital had not got their salaries for the last 12 months. In such a situation, the government should pay the company concerned, he said, adding that the labour department should ensure that PF is deducted from the salaries paid to the outsourced staff.