Resident doctors of the Kasturba Hospital, run by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), located in Dariyaganj, Delhi, have announced to go on a week-long strike from Wednesday, amid the ongoing corona epidemic across the country.

According to the information, the resident doctors, angry over not getting salary for several months, wrote a letter to the Medical Superintendent of the hospital on Tuesday and announced to go on a week-long strike from September 14 to September 20. This may cause health services in the capital Delhi to collapse.

Doctors say that they have not received salary since July. Health workers who have been risking their lives in this crisis of Corona epidemic have not received salary since the month of July. In such a situation, they are facing many difficulties in running a family.

It is worth noting that earlier the resident doctors and health workers of the Hindu Rao Hospital of Hindu Municipal Corporation of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) have gone on strike accusing them of not paying salaries for four months.

Municipal Corporation should hand over hospitals to us: Delhi government

The Delhi government on Monday asked the municipal corporations to consider handing them over to their hospitals if they are unable to pay salaries and arrears of doctors, paramedics and other employees. These employees, including doctors, have warned of going on strike.

Delhi’s Urban Development Minister Satyendra Jain said that in the event of the threat of strike, the government had to transfer Kovid-19 patients from the Hindu Rao Hospital operated by North Delhi Municipal Corporation to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital. Jain directed the Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) to raise the issue before the commissioners of the three municipal corporations. BJP leaders in the three municipal corporations have accused the Delhi government of disrupting their functioning by stalling their financial dues in various items.

 

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