"I am here on the special instructions of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal for resolving your issues," said Dr Thind, at a meeting with the staff. PIMS vice-principal Dr Rajeev Arora and medical superintendent Dr SK Bansal were present too.
Thind later told the media, "We have promised that one month's salary would be transferred to employees' account by Saturday. By the next Saturday, we will transfer another month's salary.""Soon, all salary-related issues will be resolved," he told the workers.
The employees said they would resume work now, but won't wait any longer than the promised deadline. "We all decided to join our duties on the assurance given by Dr Thind on behalf of the chief minister. But we have no faith on the PIMS administration. If the state government fails to keep its promise, we will resume our strike," they said.