The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday demanded that the North Delhi Municipal Corporation instantly pays the medical doctors of Hindu Rao Hospital their pending wages whereas terming non-payment of salaries for the final three months an “unfortunate situation” and a “new low in governance”.
Senior medical doctors of NDMC-run hospitals went on a day-long informal depart en masse on Monday because the disaster over pending salaries of medics of civic-run amenities deepened with no decision in sight.
In an announcement on the problem titled ”Banana Republic”, the IMA stated healthcare staff, particularly medical doctors, are a nationwide asset and their “humiliation by denying” reliable salaries is nothing however “state-sponsored violence”.
“The IMA takes serious exception to the unfortunate situation in Hindu Rao Hospital which is under the management of Delhi Municipal Corporation. It sends a wrong message to the profession and the nation.
“It demoralises the whole physician neighborhood. If their providers are so dispensable throughout a pandemic, one thing is actually rotten in the best way we’re ruled. It is a brand new low in governance,” alleged the doctors” body which represents around 3.5 lakh medicos across the country.
The Supreme Court had specifically directed that salaries of doctors and healthcare workers should be paid in time. It seems the writ of the highest court of the land does not bind these officials who administer these hospitals, the IMA said in the statement.
“The IMA and the medical career belief that there’s sufficient cause for the courtroom to provoke suo motu contempt proceedings in opposition to the administration of Hindu Rao Hospital. Only such a robust response may restore religion in our establishments. The IMA calls for that the authorities ought to pay the salaries of the medical doctors together with the dues instantly,” it stated.
The disaster over the pending salaries has deepened as 5 of the resident medical doctors of the 900-bed Hindu Rao Hospital are sitting on a starvation strike since Friday with the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) saying the step was taken as nobody is resolving the problem of their pending salaries.
Resident medical doctors of the hospital on Sunday took their protest to the streets as they demonstrated at Connaught Place in opposition to non-payment of salaries and later burnt an effigy of Ravana on the premises of the power to attract consideration to their plight.
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