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By Ashish Srivastava New Delhi, Oct 10 : Even as 23 COVID-19 patients were shifted out or discharged from Hindu Rao Hospital (HRH) to LNJP Hospital on Saturday after HRH doctors decided to withdraw from COVID duties from Sunday onwards to protest non-payment of salary dues, the North MCD Mayor flayed the Kejriwal government and also cautioned agitating doctors of action under the law.
The officials told IANS that while 11 patients were transferred to the state-run Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) from North MCD-run HRH, two were sent to Aruna Asaf Ali Government Hospital. Ten patients were discharged as per the COVID management guidelines.
The Delhi government’s move to shift out the patients was announced by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain earlier in the day, who had also slammed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) for its “failure” to disburse salaries to the agitating doctors for four months.
“The MCD should immediately pay the salaries of doctors who have made huge sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic,” Jain had said.
The resident doctors of North MCD-run HRH had threatened to stop COVID services from 9 am on Sunday if they did not get salaries due for four months.
However, responding to Jain’s statement, North MCD Mayor Jai Prakash lambasted the Arvind Kejriwal government and accused it of “playing politics” on the sensitive issue while “keeping the public in the dark”.

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