Amid COVID-19, 30 doctors resign in Uttar Pradesh over salary cut
Around 30 doctors of a private medical college in Uttar Pradesh resigned on Thursday after their salaries were allegedly deducted by 20 per cent by the authorities
Around 30 doctors of a private medical college in Uttar Pradesh, employed at the rank of assistant professor, professor and even head of the department, resigned on Thursday after their salaries were allegedly deducted by 20 per cent by the authorities.
According to a report in Free Press Journal, the mass resignation letter written and signed by 30 doctors to the Dean of the Mayo Institute of Medical Science, Barabanki, lists three points,
“1) Irrational salary deduction during our duty in COVID times,
2) Other deductions under various heads
3) Repeated misbehaviour and unacceptable attitude of the management despite unconditional support to the institution”
Doctors said, “In May end, the management asked us to go on forced leave for six days so that our salaries for those days can be slashed. This month also we were being pressured to go on leave so that the management can save money by deducing the salary ‘officially’,” reported FPJ
The doctors allege that authorities were not ready to hold talks to resolve the issue hence they were left with no option but to put in their papers. All 30 doctors are now sitting at home. Mayo medical college has a 750-bed hospital attached where 200 doctors are working in different capacities.
Dr Neeraj Mishra, former head of doctors and resident doctors association, says, “This kind of treatment with corona warriors is appalling. The management must stop doing such tricks to harass the docs.”