The Ambulance Employees Union in Udaipur has gone on indefinite strike. They will return to work immediately if their demands are fulfilled. As informed by the ambulance operators, their demands are pending since past 6 months. The main issues are salary hike and duty timings. The employees have demanded that their salaries be raised as they are working on the same salary since past 10 years. They have also asked for a separate receiver for integrated ambulance services who will tackle all the issues raised by them. There is also a demand of working timings which must be fixed at 8 hours.
The demands of the ambulance operators are pending since 6 months and they are now agitated that their requests have fallen on deaf ears. They assured that as soon as their demands are fulfilled, they would return to work.
In a world where online food requests and cab services are available within prescribed time, the ambulance services have become too troublesome. Public had to run around to search for other means of transport for rushing the patients to the hospital. 67 ambulances are on a stand still following the union strike in Udaipur district. Though the CMHO has assured that the department has made arrangements for stand-by drivers, yet residents from the nearby areas and villages found it too difficult to reach the hospital in the absence of emergency ambulance services.
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