Resident docs strike at Bara Hindu Rao
Resident doctors at north Delhi’s Bara Hindu Rao Hospital declared a pen-down strike on Thursday for allegedly not being paid salaries for the past three months.
Around 60 doctors did not see patients for three hours — from around 10 am to 1pm — and said that they would do this every day till their dues are cleared. The doctors also threatened to completely shutdown work if the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, which runs the hospital, did not act quickly.
The north civic body’s mayor, Avtar Singh, said, “I got to know about this [the strike] from the media. We will try and address their issues at the earliest.”
Hindu Rao Hospital in north Delhi caters to more than 2,000 patients daily.
Dr. Manoj Sharma, senior resident, said, “It’s been three months now that we haven’t got our salaries. They keep assuring us it will come but nothing ever happens.”
“We don’t want patients to suffer. They are our first priority. Our consultants are still working all duty hours,” he added.
Dr Rahul, senior resident, “ Every few months, our salaries get delayed. We want a permanent solution this time. They tell us about planned and non-plan heads of expenditure of the municipalities, but how does that make sense to us.”