A section of nurses working in private hospitals began a 24-hour-strike in Kerala this morning, citing various demands including implementation of the revised wages in the sector.
The agitation, which would continue till tomorrow morning, was called by the United Nurses Association (UNA).
Nurses assigned on emergency and casualty duties have been exempted from the strike, UNA representatives said.
They claimed that the hospital managements had not been paying them minimum wages and other benefits mandated in 2013.
Hundreds of nurses today turned up before the KVM Hospital to express solidarity with their striking colleagues.
He said the agitation would be intensified if their demands were not met.
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