Resident medical doctors of three North Company-run hospitals, who’re at present agitating over their pending salaries, on Thursday determined to carry a joint protest at Jantar Mantar on October 16, with the RDAs saying no decision appears to be an perception to the difficulty.
These medical doctors are from Hindu Rao Hospital, Kasturba Hospital and Rajen Babu Tuberculosis Hospital.
The members of the Resident Docs’ Affiliation of the Hindu Rao Hospital have been protesting for the previous a number of days and had gone on an indefinite strike, searching for launch of salaries due for the previous three months.
Since Wednesday, resident medical doctors of the Kasturba Hospital are on a week-long strike over their pending salaries too.
“The RDA of Hindu Rao Hospital stands in solidarity with the RDA of Kasturba Hospital and RDA of Rajen Babu TB Hospital within the ongoing agitation on the grounds of non-payment of salaries for nearly 4 months. We cumulatively want to state that there hasn’t been any decision to our points,” the RDA of Hindu Rao Hospital stated in an announcement on Thursday.
“Subsequently, all of us North MCD residents want to be a part of arms on a typical platform to exhibit our agitation validating our affliction with the administration attributable to strict non-compliance. Contemplating the above scenario, we must resort to carry a peaceable protest at Jantar Mantar on October 16 to symbolise our agony,” it stated.
North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash, in a tweet, late Wednesday evening had claimed, “At this time, salaries launched of all medical doctors, nurses, paramedics and group C and D workers and for the remaining will probably be launched quickly.”
Prakash, when contacted, stated wage has been launched for the “month of July”.
A physician on the Hindu Rao Hospital stated “just one month’s due wage has been given”.
The hospital RDA’s president Abhimanyu Sardana, nevertheless, on Wednesday had stated, “the protest will proceed”.
The RDA of Rajen Babu Tuberculosis Hospital additionally issued a solidarity assertion and joined the decision for protest right here on Friday. Prakash, in an announcement on Wednesday, had claimed that medical doctors and nurses of Rajen Babu Tuberculosis Hospital had withdrawn their strike.
The disaster over pending salaries of medical doctors of North Delhi Municipal Company-run hospitals had deepened on Wednesday as an affiliation of everlasting medics additionally threatened that its members will go on an indefinite strike from October 19 if their calls for weren’t met, together with launch of pending salaries.
The Municipal Company Docs’ Affiliation (MCDA) additionally issued an announcement expressing solidarity with their agitating colleagues — resident medical doctors — of Hindu Rao Hospital and Kasturba Hospital, each underneath the NDMC.
In the meantime, the MCDA has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, searching for a gathering with him to discover a manner out of the disaster.
“Now, you’re the solely and final hope for us to get a everlasting answer to this persistent downside of non-payment of salaries to medical doctors. Earlier than going forward with our impending strike from October 19, we need to discover a everlasting answer to resolve this lingering problem as soon as and for all,” the letter acknowledged.
Hindu Rao Hospital is the most important municipal hospital in Delhi with 900 beds, and was not too long ago faraway from the listing of devoted COVID-19 facility. A lot of its healthcare employees had contracted the an infection earlier.
The BJP, which controls the NDMC and ruling AAP have sought accountable one another for the scenario.
Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain has on a number of events stated that if “MCD can not run its hospitals and pay salaries to medical doctors, they need to hand over the amenities to the Delhi authorities”.
North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash has been accusing the AAP authorities of “not having launched funds due5 with w to the NDMC”.