Amar Ujala Network, New Delhi
Updated Tue, 15 Dec 2020 10:55 AM IST
AIIMS nursing staff strike continues
– Photo: ANI
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The strike of nursing workers of Delhi AIIMS, which has been engaged in the treatment of Corona infected for a long time, continues on Tuesday for the second day. Employees have expressed compulsion to take this step, expressing grief over the strike and not serving patients during the Corona period. On Monday, nursing staff at Delhi AIIMS had left their work and started demonstrating on the premises itself. The strike was announced by the employees in the afternoon, which continues today. The nursing union alleges that AIIMS management and the government are not listening to their demands. If their demands are still not taken cognizance, they will be on indefinite strike from December 16. Read day-long updates here
A nursing worker said the union is ready to negotiate with the administration. We feel bad for the farmers but we are helpless because our demands have not been met. We had given notice of the strike a month in advance but still the administration did not listen to us.
Our Union is ready for talks with the administration. We are feeling bad for patients but we’re helpless as our demands haven’t been met. We had given notice for strike a month ago but even then the administration didn’t listen to our demands: President, AIIMS Nurses Union, Delhi https://t.co/aEjKJO4VWV pic.twitter.com/LpT06KjPLN
– ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2020
There is a stir in AIIMS
Meanwhile, the news of the strike has stirred the entire AIIMS. The strike did not have much impact on the OPD and the Emergency Department, but problems will begin to arise for the treatment of patients admitted to hospitals. Due to this, the video message of Dr. Randeep Guleria, director of AIIMS, reached the union in the evening. Dr. Guleria says that the management and the government have accepted all the demands of the nursing union, but one demand is not yet agreed. In this demand for increasing the salary of employees, emphasis has been given on the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, which is not possible at the moment. Management is being worked in this direction, but in the midst of an epidemic where everyone is fighting a war. In such a situation, not only will the AIIMS strike not only tarnish the image of AIIMS, but the patients will also face problems.
The president of the nursing union said this
AIIMS Nursing Union President Harish Kumar says that discussions have been going on with the management for long before their demands. A month ago, the union gave time to the management to say that if the demand is not met, the employees will have no option but to quit their work. Harish says that AIIMS is an institution of every employee and doctor. He also has the responsibility of all the patients who come here. The nursing union does not want any kind of obstruction in the treatment of the patients, but the management should also think that if the demands of the employees are not taken care of then how will they be able to contribute better day and night in the corona crisis.
– ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2020