New Delhi: Thousands of RDA(Resident Doctor Association) AIIMS staged a protest against "improper implementation" of the 7th central pay commission at its premises and have sought the prime minister's intervention in the issue.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) said even one-and-half- years after the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations and four months of allowance approval in other medical institutes, the AIIMS doctors here still didn't get the revised pay because of administrative lapses.
“We have remained silent for long with hope of a civilised response from the Ministry only to see a complete lack of constructive step by the ministry. So we have finally gathered together and raised our voices in unity to protest against the wilful negligence of the ministry. Our further action will be even more consolidated, stronger steps and movement are being envisaged in absence of a proper response from the ministry,” said Dr. Dr. Harjit Singh Bhatti, President, RDA AIIMS in a letter.
The resident doctors threatened to go on a strike next month if their demands were not met.
In their letter, the RDA said the implementation of 7th CPC would help them to carry out their work related to patient care with more zeal and enthusiasm.