- Health Minister asks MCD hospitals to shift kovid patients
- Doctors warn of strike due to non-payment of salaries for four months
- BJP-ruled MCD’s Hindu Rao and Kasturba hospitals
The matter of non-payment of salaries to doctors in the Municipal Corporation (MCD)-run hospitals in Delhi has taken political toll. Health Minister Satyendar Jain of Delhi government said on Saturday that if the BJP-ruled MCD is unable to run the hospitals and give salaries to the health workers then the hospitals should be handed over to them.
In fact, doctors and medical staff of Hindurao and Kasturba Gandhi Hospital have warned of a strike if they do not get salary for several months. During the press conference on Saturday, Health Minister Satendra Jain said that MCD should release the salaries of health workers immediately. AAP leader Jain said that we have instructed the officers to shift the Kovid patients being treated at the Hindu Rao and Kasturba Gandhi Hospitals to government hospitals in Delhi. All the patients can choose the hospitals under their respective Delhi government.
BJP should not do politics – Jain
Jain said that BJP is doing politics about the health of patients. If we get a chance, we will show the staff better by running the hospital with timely salary. MCD does not have shortage of funds. The MCD collects a hefty amount by imposing heavy taxes on people. But no one knows where this money goes? BJP people are only doing politics. The central government had ordered the MCD to cancel the process of granting health trade license, but they are not ready to remove it either.
2807 positive cases occurred
In Delhi, 2807 positive cases were reported on Friday and 50 thousand investigations were done. At present, the positive rate is 5.82 percent. The total Kovid patients in Delhi are less than 22 thousand. This number was close to 32 thousand at one time. There were 39 deaths in the capital on Friday due to Kovid. While 3098 patients were discharged from hospitals.