Bengaluru, Mar 27: Nurses and staffers at Victoria Hospital front-ending the fight against Covid-19 have urged the Karnataka government to ensure sufficient protective gear. Members of the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institution Permanent Staff Nurses Association wrote to Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan urging government support.
Association president Santosh Kumar B, who could not sign the letter since he was quarantined, said ever since the institution split from the health department, the staffers have not been getting pension or provident fund.
"We are appealing to the government to give us NPS and GPF facilities, which have been cut off ever since Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) was given to the medical education department," he said. "We don’t have insurance facility,” said another nurse. (UNI)