Over 600 resident doctors of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi are on a strike demanding regular salary payment, better hostel facilities and security in the campus.
The strike since Wednesday has hit Out Door Patient (OPD) services while the hospital has managed to keep running the emergency services, hospital sources said.
"We are not being paid regular salary and even the accommodation for resident doctors is not sufficient. Our demands have not been met by the administration despite several assurances in the past. Hence, we have resorted to the strike," said a resident doctor.
"A meeting will be held with health ministry officials to resolve the demands," SN Makwana, PRO, Safdarjung Hospital said.
Protesting doctors are also demanded enhancement of security in the campus as many incidents in which doctors were targeted have been reported in the campus in the past few months.