"It however, seems inappropriate, that when a country is fighting a pandemic, when we are fighting for our near and dear ones, to save lives...And we know that we need to work only for a few more months, and the vaccine may actually provide a solution. Unfortunately at this point in time, the nurses union has gone under strike," Guleria said in a video message.
nurses union in a letter to the director said no solid solution had been taken by the hospital administration which had turned down their demand related to the 6th central pay commission anomaly. “Adding to this it’s shock (sic) to know that AIIMS
administration decided to recruit nursing officers on contractual basis immediately which is against our strike
demands,” the letter said.
The union went on strike
from the afternoon of December 14. The notice for the strike was given a month ago on November 13.
Delhi chief said that the year 2020 has been declared as the year of nurse
and midwife as the world celebrates the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. “Florence Nightingale is remembered for her work during the Crimean War. Today, in another war a real nurse
will never abandon her patient.