Islamabad : 3 July, 2020,
PIMS Nurses and Nursing Students committee conducted a meeting with ED, PIMS about the COVID-19 allowance. The Nurses Negotiation Committee said that COVID-19 allownace should be given to the front – line soldiers Nurses and Nursing Students. The negotiation committee said that our 50% Nurses and students have become COVID-19, + Ve during providing nursing care to the patients because they are directly involve in COVID-19 care.
The Nurses raised the objection that why the account and Admin personnel have to be given the 04 Basic Pay equal as a COVID-19 allowance. ED said that they are directly involve in Patient’s Care. When, the negotiation team leader asked from the ED that Sir! May you please define the direct or indirect care workers as per WHO, CDC and OSHA, beside to answer this logical question, he become aggressive and outbursts on the negotiation team that my wish, and we prepared this formula of the COVID-19 distribution.
So, Nurses and Nursing Students protested and gave dharna for more than 02 hours at the front of ED PIMS office against the resilience and regretting attitude of Admin.
The Nurses announced for 02 token strike on the Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 am, And Nurses Association gave open invitation to all other * Associations* for the COVID-19 allowance.
By: PIMS Nursing Association.