The Nurse Union of AIIMS New Delhi is on strike accusing the hospital administration of not fullfillng their demands.
Only patients and no staff could seen inside a ward at Delhi’s AIIMS hospital, as nurses went on an indefinite strike citing a long list of demands including clarity on salary structure and a control on hiring, the AIIMS nurses had been making these demands for a long time ago, last year government had reportedly called them to a meeting and assured a solution to their respective issues, only to postpone indefinitely.
There are mainly 23 demands of nurses, which have been accepted by the government and AIIMS administration. One of the major demands is to implement the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, ensuring them better remuneration.
The Director of All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) made an emotional video appeal to its 5000 nursing staff as which declared the indefinite strike.
Delhi: AIIMS Nurses Union announces an indefinite strike from today over redressal of their demands, including that related to 6th Central Pay Commission. pic.twitter.com/9zOvs6rb4Z
— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2020
“I am very proud of the AIIMS family for the tremendous work done during the COVID-19… the nation is proud. Unfortunately, at this time of pandemic, the nurses’ union has gone on strike,” AIIMS Director Prof Randeep Guleria said in a video message to the AIIMS Nurses Union.
De facto “The nurses’ union had put in 23 demands. Almost all the demands have been fullfil by the AIIMS administration and the government,” Mr Guleria said.
He elicited Florence Nightingale, with the WHO stamping her 200th birth anniversary by naming the year 2020 “The International Year Of The Nurse and The Midwife. The lady with the lamp, who worked tirelessly as the same we look at the nurses to work tirelessly for those who suffered during the pandemic,” he said.
“It’s unfortunate the union has gone on a strike now, only a few months from when a vaccine will provide the solution. I appeal to all nurses & nursing officers to not go on strike & come back & work and help us get through the pandemic” further said Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS Delhi