No salary for a month, Rohtak PGIMS staff protest

No salary for a month, Rohtak PGIMS staff protest

University of Health Sciences employees protest on the campus in Rohtak on Friday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, April 30

Staff members of the Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences (UHS) and the PGIMS protested on the campus here today, demanding their salary for the month of March.

The authorities say it is because of “procedural delays”.

We were promised double Remuneration

The government had promised double salary to Covid healthcare workers. Double salary seems to be an illusion at a time when the state has failed to disburse our regular salary. —Sanjay Singhmar, Union Leader

“The government had promised double salary to healthcare workers performing Covid-related duties. Double salary seems to be an illusion at a time when the state has failed to disburse our regular salary,” said Sanjay Singhmar, general secretary, UHS Non-Teaching Employees’ Association.

The protesters gheraoed the residence of UHS Vice-Chancellor Dr OP Kalra and submitted a representation, also demanding reservation of Covid and ICU beds for doctors and other healthcare workers serving at the PGIMS.

Dr Kunal Gaba, president, PGIMS Resident Doctors’ Association, said no beds were reserved for institute’s doctors and other healthcare workers who got infected with Covid while treating patients.

As a result of the protest, a meeting was convened between the authorities and staff.

After emerging from the meeting, Singhmar said the UHS had assured the staff of prompt action on their demands. “The authorities said the salary for March will be released today and that for April by May 5. Besides, some beds will be reserved for staff members,” he added.

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