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Emergency services to resume in Meghalaya after 2 months of agitation

The emergency and ambulance services by GVK EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute) will resume its service in Meghalaya after a series of agitations which lasted around two months.

This came after a meeting convened by Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister AL Hek with the management of the GVK EMRI and its employees at the Secretariat in Shillong on Friday evening.

“They have all agreed to resume their duties and the management has also taken a call to re-start the service in the state,” Hek said.

GVK EMRI state head, Deepankar Choudhury said that during the meeting, all issues brought up by the field employees were addressed and resolved.

The pre-termination notice served by the state government to the company has also become null and void.

On the demand of the employees to hike their salary, Choudhury said, “This has been taken care of and agreed upon by both the parties.”

“The agreement has been arrived at, that there will be a basic hike of 10 per cent and overall increment of 10 per cent,” he added.

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