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Nurses allege Delhi govt. hospital of corruption, launch protest

Nurses of Delhi government-run GB Pant Hospital on Tuesday protested inside the hospital premises alleging corruption by the administration and senior nursing staff.

“No work gets done in GB Pant Hospital without bribes — be it for patients or employees. Employees who ask for light duty, even on medical grounds, have to pay ₹5,000-10,000 to get it. The situation is that bad,” said L.D. Ramchandani, president of the hospital’s nurses’ association.

He added that they have been raising this issue since December, but no proper action has been taken.

Officials sent on leave

Meanwhile, the hospital has sent four nursing officials on leave. “In view of the allegations and ongoing enquiry, the following nursing officials of GB Pant are hereby relieved of their duties and ordered to proceed on leave immediately. Further, these officials shall make themselves available for enquiry as and when called,” read an order issued by the medical superintendent of the hospital on April 11.

Mr. Ramchandani termed the action as an “eyewash”, adding that two out of the four people who have been sent on leave are the ones who raised the issue.

The protest has been launched under the banner of a joint action committee and will continue on Wednesday also.


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