Hospital Doctors and Staff hit streets to protest over non-payment of salaries
New Delhi: The doctors and staff members of Hindu Rao Hospital in North Delhi Municipal Corporation protested today over the non-payment of salaries for the last few months. The emergency services will, however, operate smoothly.
The protestor said, “We have not got our salary for the last 4 months and they are still saying that it will take two more months to clear our dues. They are renovating the hospital’s administration block but have no money for us. They have no facilities for doctors and also don’t give any response to us when we question them.” Another protest said, “We are frustrated now as we have not got our salary for the last 4 months and that’s why we are on roads today. No one is listening to us”. The slogans were shouted against the government for unpaid salaries.
The dues are not paid since the month of June. The ‘Pen Down Strike’ from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. was initiated last week as a way to display their ordeal. According to the civic body, the matter is being looked into.
Previously, the letter was also written by the Resident Doctor Association to the hospital administration concerning their issue. It stated that we apologize to announce that we are forced to go for an indefinite agitation w.e.f. October 5, 2020 considering strictly ‘No pay, No work’, while operating the emergency services smoothly .We strongly plea to you for releasing 3 months’ pay and giving us an immediate permanent solution. We also demand a formal notice regarding the same.
The association also exclaimed despite the High Court Order and repetitive intimations in the past, the salaries of North MCD doctors and staff is not released for three months and soon it will be for four months. The other hospitals like Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases, Kasturba Hospital, Girdhari Lal Maternity Hospital and Rajan Babu Institute of Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis have also been protesting over non-payment of dues.