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Nurses strike ends at MGM

Jamshedpur, Aug. 22: Medical services returned to normal at MGM Medical College and Hospital as the striking nurses called off their strike and resumed work today.

Around 80 nurses of the government hospital had gone on a strike under the banner of Trained Nurses Association of India on August 18, demanding better salary.

"We called off the strike this morning as our demands were met," said Sandhya Nag, a senior nurse of the hospital.

Jubilant, nurses smeared colours on each other and distributed sweets on the hospital premises.

Hospital superintendent S.S. Prasad admitted the hospital administration faced a lot of problems due to the strike. "The doctors attended only emergency cases and around 50 surgeries were postponed.But from today things will be normal. The nurses have joined emergency, surgeries and caesareans are being conducted in the operation theatres," he said.

Hospital sources revealed that things had taken an ugly turn last evening as a section of paramedical staff and trainee nurses refused to work in the emergency ward. They resumed work only after intervention of Prasad.

Hospital authorities said the out patients department (OPD), which entertains at least 200 patients daily, will also come back to normality.

Sources revealed gynaecology, orthopaedic, ENT and other OTs were opened today.source:telegraphindia.com

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