Twenty hospital employees in which 5 women allegedly attempted suicide outside a hospital in Haldwani on Friday.
The condition of 3 of them was declared to be critical and they were referred to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. They all are daily wage employees and demanding regularization of their jobs.
Ward boys and midwives of the Sushila Tiwari Hospital in Haldwani allegedly consumed pesticide after the hospital authorities turned down their demand, official sources said.
However, Uttarakhand police took them inside the hospital where they were given treatment.
In the meantime, Nainital regions district administration has ordered an investigation into the issue.
They were agitating over the last two months demanding regularization of their jobs.