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Delhi: Doctors, nurses to hold joint protest for pay

Salaries of doctors, nurses, and several other staff of health facilities under North MCD — including Hindu Rao, also a Covid facility — have been delayed since June.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | October 4, 2020 6:14:35 am
Delhi: Doctors, nurses to hold joint protest for payOn Friday, five resident doctors of the North Corporation-run Hindu Rao Hospital had begun an indefinite hunger strike over non-payment of salary for the past three months. (Express file photo by Abhinav Saha)

Doctors at North MCD’s Hindu Rao Hospital will be joined by nurses for a two-hour indefinite protest against the salary delay starting Monday. Salaries of doctors, nurses, and several other staff of health facilities under North MCD — including Hindu Rao, also a Covid facility — have been delayed since June.

Dr Sagar Deep, general secretary of the hospital’s Resident Doctors’ Association, said, “Nurses will be joining the protest on Monday. We shall continue protesting till our salaries are paid.”

Mayor Jai Prakash said, “Our sources of money were affected by Covid but we have taken new initiatives which will give results soon; we will be in a better position to pay salary on time.

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