Nothing can be more perplexing than the country’s apex court having to intervene to ensure that doctors and healthcare workers at the forefront of the battle against coronavirus are paid their salaries without any dues. Doctors having to strike work over non-payment of wages for three months and that too in the national capital, right under the nose of the Union and Delhi governments, is shameful. There was a glimmer of hope that the pandemic would finally shift focus and attention to the healthcare sector, but all that has gone in vain. The State and the authorities, it appears, would rather indulge themselves with the easy part: Lighting Diyas and Showering petals.

For the past four months, the doctors and employees of Doon Medical College hospital in Dehradun haven’t received their salary. They have now threatened to give a mass resignation on August 9-which happens to be the inauguration day of the hospital. The Chief Minister will be inaugurating the medical college on the ‘auspicious’ day. To […]

Specialists still rule the roost in terms of pay in the medical sector-true anywhere in the world. But that’s just about the only common point or so it seems as the salaries that medical professionals draw vary-sometimes by large degrees from nation to nation. Part of the reason for this discrepancy, of course is macroeconomic. […]

As part of an indefinite strike against the non-implementation of the amended Dynamic Assured Career Progression(DACP) scheme, the government doctors in Uttarkhand restrained from working for two hours on Monday. The proposed amendment has it that increased salaries which usually come with promotions can also be enjoyed by those who joined the services before January […]

Government doctors have met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to demand for a revision of the recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission. The representatives of Joint Action Council of Service Doctor Organization(JACSDO) and the Federation of Resident Doctors Association(FORDA) met the Minister on June 20. The demands were raised mentioning that the recommendations of the […]

Doctors at Hindu Rao Hospital in North Delhi have gone on an indefinite strike over non-payment of salaries for the past 3 months!  Hindu Rao Hospital that caters to over 1,000 out patients daily is one of 6 hospitals run by the North Delhi corporation which is facing a deficit of Rs 300 crores. This […]