The doctors of all the hospitals in Ranchi, including Rims, worked with a black badge.
In Jharkhand, junior doctors, senior resident doctors have started protesting over arrear payments. It includes doctors from various medical colleges in the state, including RIMS. On Monday, all are protesting by putting a black badge. The Junior Doctors Association (JDA) says that they will protest against the black badge for a week. If not paid in a week, then from 8 February, you will boycott work and will not see the patient.
Junior doctors say that they are working in Kovid without taking care of them, even then the government is not paying attention to their problems.
Health Minister gave assurance, not received even after one month
At the meeting of the Governing Council of RIMS a month ago, Health Minister Banna Gupta and RIMS Director Dr. Kameshwar Prasad assured that they would be paid arrears within a month. Wherever the matter is implicated, it will be cleared. But even after a month passed, the process did not proceed. JDA members had warned three days in advance that Kalla would act with a badge as a protest from 1 March.
Arrears have been outstanding for three years
The JDA has submitted a memorandum to the Health Secretary. Accordingly, they have arrears up to 2016-19. It also includes the arrear of the seventh pay. Arrears from 2016 to 2019 have not been paid. The JDA says that they will protest by putting a black badge on Monday for a week. If there is no payment in a week, then they will go on strike and boycott work. He has said that his dues have been withheld earlier also.
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