‘Bhilai Township Bandh’ evokes mixed response from Bhilaians

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 May 2018 10:44:20



Staff Reporter

The ‘Bhilai Township Bandh’ called by BSP Collective in protest of the suspension of license of Blood Bank in JLN Hospital and Research Center, Sector-9 Bhilai received mixed response across the township on Wednesday.
Most of the business establishments, petrol pumps and other establishments remained closed during the day time however in the second half everything was normal. The BSP collective comprising of Officers Association and various Trade Unions of Bhilai Steel Plant in a meeting held at OA Office on Monday took the decision of ‘Township Bandh’ to press their demand for reopening of the blood bank. The joint committee comprised of OA, CITU, INTUC, HMS and other unions. The unions organised a bike rally in the morning at various markets of the sectors appealing the businessman to keep their shops closed in support of the bandh. Later in the evening, the BSP Collective made a human chain in front of Sector-9 Hospital to protest against the suspension of the license and demanded for its immediate reopening.

The joint forum led by OA office bearers Narendra Banchor, Sahid Ahmed, Ankur Mishra, S P Dey, S S K Panikar from CITU, S K Baghel, C S Singh, Rajendra Pillai, VB Singh from INTUC, Prmod Kumar Mishra, D K Singh, R K Dewangan, D K Mudiyar from HMS, Akhil Mishra, Vinod S Agarkar, Kulwant Singh from CGMS, Saravjeet Singh from Ispat Sharmik Manch, Sitaram from AITUC, I P Mishra from BMS and Narendra Rao from Diploma Engineers Association termed that the health services in Sector-9 Bhilai have been paralysed with the sudden closure of the blood bank and in turn has risked the life of thousands of employees and their family members along with the other patients coming to hospital for treatment.

BSP CEO convenes meeting with JLN Management BSP-CEO, M Ravi convened an important meeting with the JLN Hospital management on Wednesday to sort out a solution to overcome the severely affected helath services in the hospital after the closure of the blood bank.It was decided in the meeting that a delegation of higher officials will be meeting CMO Durg and Red Cross Society to ensure smooth supply of blood to the hospital as an alternative arrangement. After the meeting a delegation met with CMO Durg and Red Cross Society and has asked them to supply blood to the hospital at the earliest.

Sources informed that CEO, M Ravi along with Director (M&HS) Dr KN Thakur, Dr Kaushalendra Thakur, Dr Subodh Shah and other officials at around 4.00 pm went to meet Secretary (Heath) Niharika Barik Singh and apprised her about the medical services that has been severely affected after the closure of the blood bank at the hospital and also to withdrawn the suspension order to smoothen the jeopardized health services.