Noida: Around 50 housekeeping and security staffers staged a protest on Tuesday at a dedicated State-run COVID-19 hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida, claiming their salaries have not been paid since November.
A senior official said the salaries are stuck since the health department has not yet received funds from the state government. He expressed hope that the dues would be cleared in two or three days.
The staffers who staged the demonstration are third-party workers hired by a private company, which has not paid their salaries for the months of November, December, January and February, according to sources.
“Delhi-based company Perfect Lovya Securitas Private Limited had hired these workers who have been working at the Noida Covid Hospital in Sector 39. Approximately Rs 50 lakh of the company’s payment is due towards the hospital,” they said.
District’s Chief Medical Officer Deepak Ohri said the state-run facility was yet to receive funds from the government.
“We would soon be getting the budget and hopefully all such dues would be cleared in two or three days,” Mr Ohri told PTI.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had inaugurated this 400-bedded hospital, a dedicated facility for COVID-19 patients, in Noida’s Sector 39 on August 8 last year.