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Kasturba Hospital medical doctors to go on strike over unpaid salaries, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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NEW DELHI: The Resident Doctors Association of North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run Kasturba Hospital has determined to go on strike from Wednesday for per week over non-payment of salaries and threatened to resign if salaries are usually not disbursed.

In a letter to the Medical Superintendent, RDA President Sunil Kumar Prasad wrote, “This is for the information that all the resident doctors are going on a total strike for tomorrow onwards due to non-payment of resident doctors’ salaries since July 2020.”

The affiliation added, “We would like to inform you that we will be on strike for the next 7 days or till our all the salaries will be credited. After 20.02.2020, all residents will give mass resignation. Kindly take this letter under consideration since tomorrow onwards all the emergency services will be stopped.”

This got here after one other civic body-run Hindu Rao Hospital withdrew from work on Sunday after the administration failed to fulfill the deadline for releasing their salaries. More than 200 resident medical doctors and 300 nursing employees are on an indefinite strike since October 5.

Both hospitals fall below the jurisdiction of the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation.

A political slugfest is at present on between Mayor of North MCD, Jai Prakash, and the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi authorities over the delay in fee of salaries.

Delhi well being minister Satyendar Jain had lately hit out on the BJP for its failure in paying salaries to hospital employees, urging them handy over the well being models to the Delhi authorities if it’s not in a position to meet the calls for. The Mayor, then again, known as them out for taking part in politics on the delicate subject whereas retaining the general public in the dead of night.

Speaking to IANS, Kasturba Hospital’s RDA President mentioned that they’ve been getting irregular salaries from the final 4 years, however the state of affairs turned severe throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. “The matter has now become a mere political football,” mentioned Dr. Sunil Kumar Prasad.

He added, “If MCD does not have money, they must arrange it from the Centre or Delhi government. Besides this, the hospital should be handed-over to the Delhi government if MCD is not able to pay off the salaries.”

Dr. Prasad rued that crores which had been spent to provide respect to the corona warriors ought to have been utilized to repay their salaries. “We work and salary is our basic right. I also request the government to bring in the salary protection act,” he additional mentioned.

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