Medical Attendants of Hindu Rao and Other North Corporation-run Clinics Go on Inconclusive Strike Over Compensation Levy

Many medical practitioners at the Hindu Rao Hospital and a couple of other North Corporation-run offices went on an uncertain strike on Monday over their “forthcoming compensations” for August-October.

The strike led by the Nurses Welfare Association (NWA) was initially started by the resident and senior doctors who were later joined by the nurses of the institution. Hindu Rao is one of the greatest metropolitan hospitals in Delhi which is presently a committed COVID-19 center.

Uncertain strike by nurses Hindu Rao Hospital
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The NWA on Saturday had written a letter to the North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash mentioning the concern of non-payment of compensations for months and announced the start of an indefinite strike from November 2.

Many medics of various prestigious hospitals like Kasturba Hospital, Rajen Babu Tuberculosis Hospital and Mrs Girdhari Lal Maternity Hospital have linked with the movement and around 650 nurses are its part now.

“We hope this strike won’t have to continue for long and our issues will be resolved,” said Indumati Jamwal, head of the NWA. The protesters argue that they have been protesting since long and the demands have not been accepted by the officials.

“We are humans too and have a family to run. We are risking our lives for humanity. Is it too much to ask for our due salaries,” Dr. Sardana asked.

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The protestors are still going on with their protest with their placards, banners and slogans raised. Mr. Jai Prakash assured the protesters to resolve the issue as soon as possible and get them compensated for their hard work in curing and curtailing the pandemic.

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