Resident doctors of NDMC hospitals protest at Jantar Mantar over salary dues

The members of the Resident Doctors’ Association of the Hindu Rao Hospital have had gone on an indefinite strike seeking release of salaries

New Delhi, October 22

Sporting black armbands and shouting slogans, several resident doctors of a few hospitals run by the North Delhi civic body staged a protest over salary dues at Jantar Mantar here on Thursday.

Wearing masks, doctors from Hindu Rao Hospital, Kasturba Hospital and Rajen Babu Tuberculosis Hospital held placards and appealed to higher authorities to intervene and resolve the crisis.

Resident doctors of Hindu Rao Hospital and Kasturba Hospital stage a protest over non-payment of their pending salaries at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Recently, several resident doctors of the three facilities had held a protest at Jantar Mantar followed by a candlelight march.

“We ate tired of raising this issue but still no resolution is in sight. We should be in hospitals now. We have no option but to press for our demands. We want our due salaries, it is our basic right,” said Abhimanyu Sardana, the president of RDA of Hindu Rao Hospital.

Resident doctors of Hindu Rao Hospital and Kasturba Hospital stage a protest over non-payment of their pending salaries at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

The members of the Resident Doctors’ Association of the Hindu Rao Hospital have been protesting for the past several days and had gone on an indefinite strike, seeking release of salaries due for the past three months.

Resident doctors of the Kasturba Hospital are also agitating over their pending salaries too.

Jyotsana Prakash, a resident doctor at Hindu Rao Hospital, who joined the protest, said: “Some of us might even sit on hunger strike from today. Final decision is yet to be made by the association.”

Resident doctors of Hindu Rao Hospital and Kasturba Hospital stage a protest over non-payment of their pending salaries at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash recently had said salaries had been released for resident doctors for the “month of July”.

The BJP, which controls the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), and the ruling AAP have sought to blame each other for the situation. PTI

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