Nearly, 2,000 Resident doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are going on hunger strike in the protest against the improper implementation of the seventh central pay commission’s recommendations.
It was reported that the doctors will continue working in the hospital.
Dr. Vijay Kumar, Former AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) president said in a statement, “Being a responsible citizen and a doctor we will not hamper the facilities for patients. In our further action to put our demands forward, we will work continuously without consuming food”.
It was learned that the government on October 9 has revised the OPD timings from 8 a.m. to 2 puma by saying there should be enough time to attend every patient at the hospital.
Before this, the timings were 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Harjit Singh Bhatti, AIIMS RDA president said in a statement, “Even after four months of the implementation of the revised allowances at the central government institutes like the Safdarjung Hospital, RML Hospital and other autonomous medical institutes like the PGI Chandigarh, we are still awaiting a nod from the Health Ministry for getting it implemented here at the AIIMS”.
Following this, the resident’s doctors have allegedly threatened to go on strike and shut down the services on November 1, if the government doesn’t extend the OPD timings in the hospitals.