MCD hospital doctors, staff to join sanitation workers' strike

Dr R R Gautam, President, Municipal Corporation Doctors Association said they have given a notice to the Commissioner of North Delhi announcing their decision to join the strike.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 29, 2016, 22:22 PM IST

New Delhi: Senior doctors, nurses, paramedical staff working under the three municipal corporations as well as private hospitals today announced to go on strike in solidarity with the sanitation workers' agitation in the national capital from tomorrow.

"The strike by the United Front will be joined by the doctors, nurses and para medical staff of hospitals, polyclinics and dispensaries from tomorrow," Rajendra Mewati, President, United Front of MCD Employees, said.

Dr R R Gautam, President, Municipal Corporation Doctors Association said they have given a notice to the Commissioner of North Delhi announcing their decision to join the strike under the banner of United Front of MCD Employees.

"We were hopeful that the strike by sanitation workers and other municipal corporation staff will solve the problems of salary and arrear dues but now we have decided to go on strike from tomorrow," he said.

"The decision to join the strike was taken today in a meeting of associations of senior doctors, resident doctors and nurses. Our demands include uninterrupted salaries round the year and unification of three corporations to end the financial crises faced by them," Gautam added.