Resident doctors of Delhi govt hospitals go on strike
New Delhi: Resident doctors working with the Delhi government-run hospital have gone on an indefinite strike over non-payment of salaries as per 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. Routine services including OPD, ward duties and elective surgeries will remain completely shut on Wednesday, while emergency services will be functional.
Services in hospitals in Delhi including Guru Tegh Bahadur, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash, Sanjay Gandhi and Hindu Rao are likely to be affected. "RDA representative from different hospitals from Delhi were invited and salary disparity were discussed with the Deputy Secretary", FORDA said in a statement of.
Authorities assured the matter will be dealt on priority basis and directions were issued to respective medical directors of the hospitals to address the problem of institute level and implement recommendations of 7th CPC. But the grievances were not addressed adequately and demands were not fulfilled, statement added.
"We are left with no option but to agitate, resident doctors from Delhi government hospitals will go on strike on December 19 from since 8 am," said Dr Sumedh Sandhanshiv, FORDA President.
The doctors said that they had informed the Delhi government about the strike a month ago and if the government does not pay heed to their demand for paying salary as per 7th CPC, they may also strike in emergency services.
Dr Amit Chopra, RDA President, UCMS, which is attached to the GTB hospital, said that, "We have been given assurance of 7th CPC for the last three years. We still get salary as per 6th CPC, that too not on time. Sometimes we do not get salary for three months."