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20 hospital employees attempt suicide; 3 critical

Friday, 10 July 2009 - 7:38pm IST | Place: Haldwani (Uttarakhand) | Agency: PTI
Wardboys and midwives of the Sushila Tiwari Forest Trust Hospital, allegedly consumed pesticide after the hospital authorities turned down their demand for job regularisation.

Demanding regularisation of their jobs, 20 hospital employees including five women today allegedly attempted suicide outside a hospital here. Wardboys and midwives of the Sushila Tiwari Forest Trust Hospital allegedly consumed pesticide after the hospital authorities turned down their demand.
      
However, police took them inside the hospital where they were given treatment. The condition of three of them was stated to be critical and they were referred to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, they said.
      
Meanwhile, Nainital district administration has ordered an inquiry into the matter. They were agitating over the last two months demanding regularisation of their jobs.




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