Punjab: 108 Ambulance strike enters day 5, govt to hold talks
Ludhiana: Stir of 108 Ambulance Union on Wednesday entered in fifth day. Ambulance employees of the entire state are demonstrating sit-in amid the bitter cold weather conditions regarding their demands at the toll plaza of Ludhiana.
Today, the representatives of the ambulance drivers are going to have an important meeting with the committee formed by the Punjab government. The committee formed by the Punjab government will also be joined by newly appointed Health Minister Dr. Balbir Singh.
Notably, the work of recruiting ambulance employees has been entrusted to a private company. Drivers and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) raised slogans against that private company and Punjab Government near Ladowal Toll Plaza. The drivers said that their strike would continue until the government gives concrete assurance regarding their demands.
Due to the strike of the ambulance drivers, patients in Punjab are facing great many difficulties. Pregnant women and other patients had to resort to autos, rickshaws and private ambulances to reach the civil hospital.
- With inputs from our correspondent