Jammu, Jun 2:  The nursing staff in a government medical college and its associated hospitals here today observed an hour-long token strike and staged a protest in support of their long pending demands, including removal of pay anomalies.

The nursing staff went on an-hour long strike at 11 am and also assembled at the lawns of the government-run Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh hospital at Shalamar in the heart of the city and staged a peaceful protest.

Barring emergency services, the work in all main hospitals in the city was badly hit due to the non-availability of the nursing staff, officials said, adding that the emergency services were exempted from the purview of the protest.

The call for one-hour strike was given by the Nursing Association in Jammu to announce its support to agitation started by its counterparts in Kashmir.

The nursing staff in Kashmir started one-hour token strike from 10 am since yesterday for a week and threatened to intensify the agitation if their demands were not fulfilled. (Agencies)

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