Islamabad: Lady Health workers LHWs demand salaries increase
Islamabad (March 26, 2012) – Lady Health Workers from all over the country staged protest in favour of their demands on Monday. Lady health workers from across the country blocked highway in protest on being stopped to enter in Islamabad.
The health workers, wanted to stage a peaceful protest in front of the Supreme Court against non payment of their salaries and delay in provision of service structure.
The office goers and others were trapped in a heavy traffic jam due to the protest.
The protesters were allowed to march to D Chowk of the Parliament after talks bet)ween the representatives of the lady health workers and the local administration.
Lady Health Workers Program was also shifted to the provinces after handing over of the health ministry to the provinces.
On the order of the Supreme Court, salary of Lady Health Visitors was increased from 2,400 to 7, 000.
The lady health workers across the country are protesting against non payment of salaries by the provincial governments.
(Published on Dunya NEWS TV Website)