Intern Nurses At Kerala Medical Colleges Strike Over Pay Hike Demand Amid Pandemic

PUBLISHED ON: August 22, 2020 | Duration: 2 min, 16 sec

  
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Even as Kerala is seeing a continuous spike in COVID 19 cases, nearly 375 junior nurses across the state have launched a stir demanding that they be paid at par with other nurses for the work they do. These junior nurses or interns, on Compulsory Nursing Services at Government Medical Colleges across Kerala, refused to return to work without a pay hike. "We may be doing our compulsory internship. But we are at the forefront, too. We are on duty at COVID ICUs, at COVID wards, transition wards. But we get paid only ₹ 450 per day. We want pay parity for the work we do," a 24-year-old nurse said.
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