December 4th – After the government of Madhya Pradesh, India, suddenly decided to fire many coronavirus medical staff, on the evening of December 3, local time, as many as 3,000 coronavirus medical staff held a protest, and 15 protesters were arrested.
According to India Today, a large number of protesters were forcibly expelled by Indian police, and 15 people were detained. On the 3rd, protesters also burned certificates in front of the local government office building, which were issued by the local government in recognition of their work during the pandemic.
Protesters also submitted a memorandum to the district attorney and threatened to ramp up the protests if the government did not actively resolve the issue.
In March, the government of Madhya Pradesh, India, hired more than 3,000 health workers, and recently decided to dismiss them. Their initial employment period was three months, with a fixed salary of 20,000 rupees, and their contract was renewed twice before being asked to leave at the end of November.
The government promised them that in addition to their normal wages, they would pay 10,000 rupees in a lump sum to recognize their efforts as front-line personnel to fight the epidemic, but they have never received this compensation.
Prabhu Ram Chaudhary, India’s health minister, argued that “they were hired on a temporary basis. We have made it easy for them and their work is appreciated.” “The government promised us Rs 10,000, we never got the money, and now we’ve lost our jobs, and worst of all, the coronavirus is still not over,” protest leader Jettendra Kushwaha said in an interview.