Not Paid Salary since 3 months: Delhi Doctors on strike, FORDA comes in support
New Delhi: Showing solidarity of the aggrieved doctors of Hindu Rao Hospital who are currently observing a strike, the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) has come out in their support.
Infuriated over the non-payment of their salaries for more than 3 months, doctors and staff members of civic-run Hindu Rao Hospital had decided to sit on indefinite agitation from 5th October. The emergency services will, however, operate smoothly, they had assured.
RDA President Abhimanyu Sardana further added that the inconvenience brought to the patient will be harboured by the administration. This comes a week after the association warned the Commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation of holding an indefinite protest if their salaries are not paid.
The letter written by the Resident Doctor Association to the hospital administration stated, "The chronic sufferings of the staff have been too agonizing and intractable where it is distressing to one's mental and physical well-being, We strongly plea to you for releasing 3 months' pay and giving us an immediate permanent solution. We also demand a formal notice regarding the same."
Now with the doctors calling out the salary issue and the government, the FORDA has come in its support. In its statement, the association said, "Being a COVID hospital, Doctors are risking their lives at the workplace in this epidemic, but are not being paid the necessary emoluments and it has become difficult for them to meet their daily expenditures and to support their families. Frontline warriors have not received their salaries since last 3.5 months which is totally demotivating them.
"Doctors of Hindu Rao hospital have regularly faced a delay in receiving salaries/stipends and this is a long-standing issue. They have been pursuing the concerned authorities since months. without a, fruitful outcome which has ultimately forced the Resident Doctors along with other Hospital stair to go fin. Indefinite Protest since 5th October," it said.
Terming this as really unfortunate in these tough times. since Delhi Iligh Court, as well as the Supreme Court, has given directions for timely disbursement of salaries, the FORDA urged the Hindu Rao Hospital Superintended to intervene and to take up the issue with the concerned authorities so that necessary measures are taken for addressing the same on an urgent basis.