120 workers including 80 women have not received the payment for the past three months
Contract workers at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (GH) staged a protest on Monday morning, citing non-payment of salary for three months.
However, they withdrew the protest after hospital authorities assured them of immediate measures to disburse the salary.
A total of 120 workers including 80 women were hired on contract basis through an agency at GH.
They were paid around Rs. 3,000 and their job involved transporting patients from casualty to emergency wards and from emergency wards for MRI and CT scan.
Hospital authorities said the amount towards the salary bill for June was settled with the agency which was yet to pay the workers, while the bill for July was currently being processed at the hospital. The salary bill for August was yet to be raised by the agency.
“The workers withdrew the protest after we assured them of measures. They are demanding settlement of the entire amount. The agency has assured us they will settle the pending amount by Tuesday evening,” a senior doctor said.