Over 30 doctors of a private medical college in Uttar Pradesh, working at the rank of assistant professor, professor and even head of the department, resigned en mass Thursday after their salaries were allegedly slashed by 20 percent by the management.
In a mass resignation letter written to the Dean of the Mayo Institute of Medical Science, Barabanki, and signed by 30 doctors, 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 told FPJ, “In May end, the management asked us to go on force 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’.”
The doctors allege that the management was 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. The Mayo medical college has a 750-bed hospital attached where 200 doctors are working in different capacities.
More doctors are likely to quit in the coming days, says a doctor. Dr Neeraj Mishra, former head of doctors and resident doctors association, says, “This kind of treatment with corona warriors is app a - lling. The management must stop doing such tricks to harass the docs.”
Dean Dr JP Roy remained unavailable.