Karnal: Outsourced hospital workers go unpaid for months, protest: The Tribune India

Tribune News Service

Karnal, June 3rd

Up to 160 outsourced civilian hospital workers, including street sweepers, general duty assistants, security guards and computer operators, have not been paid for the past three months, forcing them to strike. The strike lasted an hour.

After the chief physician Dr. Piyush Sharma had assured that the salary would be transferred to their accounts at the earliest, they broke off their protest and resumed their service.

“We have not received a salary for the past three months, which makes it difficult for us to conduct our lives,” said a general service assistant.

Health department informed

The salary for March is paid by the health department, which I wrote to the civil surgeon about. The remaining salary is settled through the Kaushal Kalyana Board. —Dr. Piyush Sharma, Chief Physician

She, along with other protesting employees, said they had not received a salary since March. They made rounds in various offices and only got assurances. Staff arrived at the hospital on Friday morning but refused to carry out their duties.

“These employees were hired through outsourcing. Your March salary will be paid by the Board of Health, which I wrote to the Civil Surgeon for. Two months’ salary is settled by the Kaushal Kalyana Board. Verification of their accounts will be carried out, after which their salaries will be transferred to their accounts,” said Dr. Piyush Sharma, Principal Medical Officer.

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