Resident doctors of govt hospitals call off strike
New Delhi: Resident doctors working in Delhi government-run hospitals have ended their strike after getting written assurances from officials of the health department over payment of salary as per 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. Around 800 doctors of University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), which is attached with GTBH, continued their strike till Wednesday evening as their demands for implementing 7th CPC remained unfulfilled. Later they called off their strike.
Dr Sumedh Sandhanshiv, President, FORDA-India, said, "We ended the strike in the afternoon in view of patient care and written assurance of implementing 7th CPC. We will meet HRD minister Mr Prakash Javadekar to discuss the issue." "It was a great day for resident doctors of Delhi Government Hospitals on Wednesday. After multiple meetings with the concerned authorities with no fruitful result, to calling for a strike today, we have achieved the desired result," he added.
"7th CPC has been implemented in Delhi Govt Hospitals and the salaries of Resident Doctors will be upgraded accordingly. Regarding GTB Hospital, we are calling off the strike conditionally on assurance of implementation of 7th CPC within 15 days," FORDA said in statement.
"I spent Rs 200 in fare while my factory owner deducted Rs 500 for leave. Yet, my wife did not get the treatment. Our entire day and daily wage was wasted for no fault of ours. Who cares for us? No one," said Sultan, a patient's husband, who had come from Tikri village in North Delhi.