Medical services at Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital (MYH) in Indore were crippled briefly on Friday after nurses and nursing staff of the hospital went on strike for two hours over administration’s failure to provide October salary to them.
As many as 250 nursing staff from autonomous body stopped working from 12 noon to 2 pm as a mark of protest against hospital administration.
Agitated nursing staff members of state’s biggest government hospital said that even on November 14, they were yet to get October month’s salary.
Earlier, on Thursday nursing staff members had submitted a memorandum to the hospital officiating dean Dr Ulka Shrivastava regarding their salary.
When contacted, Dr Rahul Rokade, public relations officer, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, said the problem arose following hospital dean Dr Pushpa Verma’s retirement.
Dr Verma, who retired on October 31, handed over charge to Dr Ulka Shrivastava.
“But Dr Shrivastava is yet to get financial powers and that is why the hospital administration failed to disburse salary of nursing staff from autonomous body,” Dr Rokade said.
“Meanwhile, hospital administration has made government aware about this problem and once Dr Shrivastava gets financial power, salary of nursing staff will be disburse immediately,” he added.