AIIMS resident docs on hunger strike, demand pay hike


    New Delhi, Oct 26: Demanding implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, around 1,700 resident doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) began indefinite hunger strike on Thursday.

    President of the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of AIIMS, Harjit Singh Bhatti said that there has been discrimination with the doctors of AIIMS while implementing the pay commission. To protest this, around 1,700 doctors are on indefinite hunger strike. However, the strike will not affect the health services of the hospital as the protesting doctors will also be working in the hospital, he said. Mr Bhatti said, “We have submitted a memorandum in this regard to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda and all the senior officials of AIIMS but have not received any response from them”. The resident doctors alleged while government was opening AIIMS like institutions across the country but it has no money to give to the doctors.