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GUWAHATI, Sept 27 - The Red Cross Discharge Employees� Union (RCDEU) today warned of another round of indefinite hunger strike if the State government fails to take any step to fulfil their demands within November 1.

Towards the end of August, RCDEU had resorted to a two-day hunger strike on the premises of the Red Cross Hospital, Chandmari here, demanding among other things, a thorough inquiry into the corruption that has allegedly taken place in the hospital in the last 36 years.

The strike was later withdrawn as the Kamrup (Metro) district administration had assured them of instituting a magisterial inquiry into the charges of corruption levelled by them against the hospital authority.

Members of the union alleged that the district administration has not taken any step to fulfil their demands in the past one month. �The district administration failed to fulfil our demands within the deadline. Till now we have not seen any ray of hope of our demands being fulfilled. We have decided to wait until November 1 and if the government does not take any step by then, we will have to resume our agitation,� Phatik Das, general secretary of the union, said in a statement.

The union claimed that they have adequate evidence against the persons who had misappropriated public money in the hospital, against whom they have been protesting for the past 19 years.

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Red Cross employees threaten stir

GUWAHATI, Sept 27 - The Red Cross Discharge Employees� Union (RCDEU) today warned of another round of indefinite hunger strike if the State government fails to take any step to fulfil their demands within November 1.

Towards the end of August, RCDEU had resorted to a two-day hunger strike on the premises of the Red Cross Hospital, Chandmari here, demanding among other things, a thorough inquiry into the corruption that has allegedly taken place in the hospital in the last 36 years.

The strike was later withdrawn as the Kamrup (Metro) district administration had assured them of instituting a magisterial inquiry into the charges of corruption levelled by them against the hospital authority.

Members of the union alleged that the district administration has not taken any step to fulfil their demands in the past one month. �The district administration failed to fulfil our demands within the deadline. Till now we have not seen any ray of hope of our demands being fulfilled. We have decided to wait until November 1 and if the government does not take any step by then, we will have to resume our agitation,� Phatik Das, general secretary of the union, said in a statement.

The union claimed that they have adequate evidence against the persons who had misappropriated public money in the hospital, against whom they have been protesting for the past 19 years.

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