- Oct. 19, 2020
-- Where the world is honouring the contributions of COVID warriors, one of the main hospitals in the national capital of India, Delhi, has not paid the salaries of its employees for more than four months. North Delhi Municipal Corporation-
run Hindu Rao Hospital has now caught the eyes of mainstream media after doctors and other staff workers staged a protest on non-payment of their salaries at the Jantar Mantar. The hospital was among the main COVID-dedicated hospitals in the state. Going onto the strikes, the staffers have now stopped working.
Soon the issue took a political turn when the BJP-led MCD and the Aam Aadmi Party-led government in the state have been blaming each other for being insensitive to the concern of frontline warriors. About 200 resident doctors started the protest where 300 nursing staff members also joined them in the protesting against the government and MCD. Senior consultants are still performing their duties. Emergency wards are still in service at the hospital. Protesting doctors said that no patient is not left unattended. There are two things demanded by the doctors. Firstly; they want assurance on their salaries and secondly; they are seeking a definite date of crediting salaries as they told the media persons that there has not been any particular timeline for remitting salaries in the hospital for years.
All twenty patients of COVID-19 have been shifted to two other hospitals. Seventy patients have been shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) and three others to the Aruna Asaf Ali Government Hospital. The NDMC has said that due to lack of revenues, they are unable to accumulate funds to release the salaries of doctors working at the hospital. It blamed the AAP-led government for not releasing the balance. On the other hand, the Delhi government health minister Satyendar Jain asked the corporation to hand over the hospital to them if they are finding themselves incapable of handling it.
Despite several political assurances, the issue remains unresolved. This has come to a shameful outcome of political blaming.For More Info Visit : https://www.nationalduniya.org/category/delhi