driver’s from the state health department meet health minister appraises him over the issue of to give their monthly allowances of patient care for the past few months

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22-06-2013 … With the state health department unable to give their monthly allowances of patient care for the past few months more than hundreds of drivers who are working at various state government health centres in the state on Friday met the health minister laxmikhant parsekar and appraised him of their demands asking for patient care allowances ….

It may be noted that more than four hundred drivers are working in to the health sector department of  the state government who are attached with various major as well as semi government hospitals along with health centre’s too but have been upset in the past few days since patient care allowances of over 1300 rs a month has not been paid to them while the same type of allowances has been paid to cooks, gardener’s and wardens in the health department ….

Speaking to goanreporter off the records some of the drivers from the health department sought to know as why only the drivers had to suffer while the staff from other department was being given the required benefits …

Surprisingly when the same question was put forth before the health minister laxmikhant parsekar, he said that there was no such issue in his health department and such issue was brought up after his officials had become strict on those workers who used to not comply with their duty timings as per the rule …

Meanwhile commenting over the issue of former chief minister digambar kamat stating that his erstwhile government had not given any land for the hotel project in tiracol parsekar said that though land was not given by the earlier congress government, permissions for the same hotel were given at the time of the congress government of which he had the documentary evidence