Doctors, nurses, and other employees of the North Municipal Corporation of Delhi (North MCD), are facing salary issues yet again. Disgruntled nurses of Hindu Rao hospital have been on a half-day strike for a week now, as they have not received their salaries for three months.
With Delhi reeling under pollution, and the number of Dengue fever cases on the rise too, the strike could not have come at a worse time.
The doctors of the hospital have now joined the nurses in the protest. The Confederation of MCD Employees Union is threatening to protest too, if the issue is not addressed soon enough.
The Confederation has demanded that the pending salaries be paid within three days or else it will organise a mass protest.
The issues being faced by MCD for a few years need immediate attention. While the staff belonging to groups A,B,C and D have not received their salaries for the past two months, the retired staff have not received any retirement benefits for about two years.
While the Delhi government has released the required funds to the MCD, the employees maintain that the benefits have not reached them.
The doctors at Hindu Rao are gearing up to protest for three and a half hours from November 15 to 17, against the 90-day salary delay. The nurses of the hospital are already on half-day strike.
Hindu Rao Hospital’s Resident Doctors’ Association plans to discuss the issue with doctors of other hospitals and get them to join the strike.
The Nurses’ Welfare Association of Hindu Rao is determined to continue the half-day strike till their salary issues are resolved for good. The Association may even go on full-day strike if their demands are not fulfilled, and is seeking support from the nurses of other hospitals as well.