While we are banging ‘thalis’ and lighting ‘Diyas’ in their respect the forefront warriors are not getting their basic dues. Doctors of Delhi’s Kasturba Gandhi Hospital are not being paid their salaries for the past months. The resident doctors have raised a voice against this.
The hospital which is under North Delhi Municipal Corporation has not paid pending salaries for three months by June 16. In a letter, the resident doctor’s association has threatened mass resignation if salaries are not paid. As per the reports from Hindustan Times, the doctors said that they can’t work without money.
“This is to inform that the resident doctors have not been salaries for the last three months. All the residents are working in this pandemic Covid-19 situation continuously, putting their and their families’ lives in danger… We are afraid that if we won’t be paid by June 16, 2020, we have to move for mass resignation. We hope the concerned authorities will take immediate action and take our notice on priority to resolve our issue within time“, reads the letter.
Sunil Kumar, president of Resident Doctors’ Association says non-payment of salaries is a regular issue. ” It is a regular feature. We are never given salaries on a regular basis. After every two-three months, a similar situation arises. We are the front-line workers in times of the coronavirus pandemic. We should be paid our pending salaries as soon as possible and should be ensured a regular salary payout”, he says.
While on one hand, these Corona warriors are risking their lives and are not going on strike at tough times there genuine concerns are not being heard. Meanwhile, around 10 staff members of the hospital have tested positive for the virus in the last 60 days.