Amidst the raging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that 65 foreign nationals, including those from Nepal, training at the institute have not received their salaries.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the RDA recalled that in May of 2018, he had assured the PM of Nepal that the matter regarding the release of stipend to Nepalese Foreign National doctors would be looked into expeditiously by the Indian Government.
They stated that the Ministry of External Affairs had informed the MOHFW “to ensure concrete progress with the directive of the Prime Minister by mid-September 2018".
Out of the 151 Nepalese doctors training at AIIMS in New Delhi, PGI in Chandigarh and JIPMER Puducherry, 65 working at AIIMS are yet to receive their salaries.
The RDA further requested that the health minister or the Director of AIIMS be asked to release emoluments of the 65 Foreign National Doctors immediately.