The crisis over pending salaries of doctors of North Corporation-run hospitals has deepened as over 1,200 doctors under the banner of Municipal Corporation Doctors' Association (MCDA) have decided to go on an indefinite strike from October 19.
The association, in a letter to the Commissioner of North Corporation, said, “Casualty departments in all North MCD Hospitals will remain functional during the strike period to cater to emergency cases.”
“Therefore, it is humbly requested that our member doctors may not be forced to not to participate in the strike by putting them on duty,” said Dr R R Gautam, president of the MCDA.
He said, "We need our salaries so our demands include immediate release of pending three months salaries of July-September; pending arrears, and also pension and retirement benefits to retired doctors, which has been pending for the last many months."
The six North Corporation-run hospitals whose employees are members of MCDA are - Hindu Rao Hospital, Rajen Babu Tuberculosis Hospital, Kasturba Hospital, Mrs Girdhari Lal Maternity Hospital, Maharaishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital.