Delhi: Resident doctors to go on indefinite strike from November 22
Delhi: The resident doctors of Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital have intensified their protests and are planning to go on indefinite strike from November 22 over the non-payment of salaries for the past three months.
The 300-member Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) of the hospital has recently staged a peaceful protest demanding the immediate payment of the pending salaries.
As per a recent media report, the doctors have decided that they will boycott any non-essential service from the said date. The RDA Thursday submitted a letter to Dr Anu Kapur, Medical Superintendent of Hindu Rao Hospital, and stated that they will be forced to suspend services if their demands are not fulfilled. In the letter, the association said no senior resident or junior resident will do any duty related to non-essential services. However, the casualty services will remain unaffected.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the resident doctors have also not got their dearness allowance (DA) since the past five months. The doctors at Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital went on a half-day pen-down strike on Monday over the non-payment of salaries for the past three months. A total of 200 doctors staged the strike from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. They threatened to go on a pen-down strike on November 15, 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.