Agitating ambulance staff polish shoes, clean vehicles in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Three days after resorting to begging near Samlaeswari temple in Sambalpur, agitating staff of 108 ambulance service today polished shoes and clean vehicles near Sambalpur court reiterating their demand for removal of the agency engaged in operation of ambulance services and unconditional release of their 372 colleagues from Sambalpur Circle Jail.

The protestors, under the banner of Odisha Ambulance Service Employees' Union, are on a dharna near the office of Revenue Divisional Commissioner (North) in Sambalpur since December 20 demanding fulfilment of various demands.

The demands include payment of overtime dues, yearly increment, food allowance and removal of Ziqitza Health Care Limited (ZHL) which has partnered with the State Government to run 108 emergency ambulance services in the State.

Earlier on January 4, Sambalpur police had arrested 358 agitators of the union under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and since then, they are languishing in jail.

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