Thousands of Health Care Workers who were recruited to fight the pandemic staged a protest at Freedom Park, Bengaluru on 8 and 9 April 2022 in demand for the continuation of their services at different levels in the health department. This comes after the Karnataka Health department terminated 6,463 Covid staff on 31 March 2022. The protest was organised by ‘‘Karnataka Samyukta Aarogya Ilake Guttige Noukarara Sangha’’ affiliated to AIUTUC.
They demanded the state govt to revoke the termination order. Actually all these corona warriors were recruited against the sanctioned posts which were vacant, hence they should be continued in the same posts. Another demand is regarding their arrears and payment of Covid risk allowances which the state govt had vowed to them.