As nurses paramedics strike North MCD hospitals in crisis to skip V day

  • | Saturday | 16th January, 2021

"In those hospitals where we are facing a bit of a crisis, we will try to start the vaccination process by January 18 since we will be unable to do so by the 16th", North MCD Mayor Jai Prakash said on Friday evening. The crisis that Jai Prakash is referring to is that nurses, paramedics and cleaning staff of the largest hospital under North Delhi Municipal Corporation have been on strike since January 7 due to salaries pending for over three months. However, contrary to his claims, nurses at the hospital said that they have not received salaries for the months of October, November and December. Indumati Jamwal, head of the Nurses Union said "except for 3 or 4 nurses (who are not on strike), no one is going to work and the hospital is next to non-functional". "Even though a dry run of the vaccination process was held here, it is not possible to go through a full inoculation process without nursing, paramedical or cleaning staff", another resident doctor said.

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