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Kerala government convenes meeting of nurses, private hospital managements

THIRVANANTHAPURAM July 17:  Kerala government would hold a meeting of nurses association and private hospital managements on July 20 to settle various issues, including hike in wages and other allowances.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would hold discussions with representatives of nurses associations and private hospital managements on July 20, an official release said in the state capital today.
The nurses under the United Nurses Association had yesterday postponed their state-wide indefinite strike planned from today following government intervention to July 19.
 Members of the outfit said that the decision in this regard was taken at their state committee meeting after the intervention of the Chief Minister's Office.
 The strike call was given by United Nurses Association demanding minimum wages of Rs. 20,000 as fixed by the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, BJP alleged that state government instead of settling the nurses issue was trying to suppress their agitation.