It’s hard to believe that after everything India has done to fête its healthcare workers, some of them are threatening to resign.
I mean, for crying out loud, didn’t we all bang pots and pans to thank our healthcare workers? (Or was that to ward off the virus? It’s all so long ago, I can hardly remember.)
Didn’t we all light candles? (Or was that also for something else?)
Didn’t the armed forces shower doctors and nurses with rose petals?
And now they want their salaries?
Right, that’s enough jocularity.
Let’s get serious now.
Just take a look at this report, if you will.
We are in the middle of a terrifying pandemic, and doctors have to wait 4 months to get paid?
Delhi, are you serious?
I have a sad, sneaky feeling that if this is the situation in Delhi, it might well be replicated in other cities.
Now how do I put this politely?
Just. Pay. The. Doctors.
Stop wasting money on stupid theatricals like rose petals.
Pay. The. Doctors.
Forget all the government-hyped “salute our frontline workers” gestures, (which have admittedly, quietened down of late) and just pay them their wages.
They have families and bills like everyone else.
Just. Pay. Them.
Otherwise they will resign, and where will that leave us all?