SC asks Centre to ensure timely salary payment of Health Workers
Right now the whole country is fighting a war against the corona virus epidemic. Health workers who are playing an important role in this battle are taking care of patients, risking their lives.
New Delhi: Right now the whole country is fighting a war against the corona virus epidemic. Health workers who are playing an important role in this battle are taking care of patients, risking their lives. At the same time, there are many such reports that health workers engaged in the treatment of patients are not being paid even on time.
It is a legal offense not to pay health workers:
Now taking this matter seriously, the Supreme Court has given its important verdict on it. The Supreme Court said that it would be considered a legal offense not to pay health workers in the country now. In this regard, orders will be issued by the central government in the states from tomorrow.
At the same time, the Central Government has assured the Supreme Court that not giving salary to medical staff will be considered a legal offense under the disaster law. It will be announced tomorrow by the government. Also, instructions will be issued to all states in this regard.
During the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation, it was told in the Supreme Court that in many government hospitals, salary is not being given to medical staff for several months. But still doctors and nurses are performing their duties. Apart from this, many kinds of facilities related to Corona are also not being provided, which has added to the problems.
Seeing the seriousness of the case, the Supreme Court asked the central government to pay the arrears of doctors and nurses across the country at the earliest. Along with this, quarantine facilities should also be made available for them near the hospital.