“How can the Prime Minister, Health Minister, Chief Minister of Delhi ignore these things? What can be more shameful than this that you don’t have money to pay the health workers and you are shifting patients to other hospitals,” said Dr Adarsh Pratap Singh, President, RDA AIIMS. The Municipal Corporation Doctor’s Association has deferred its strike that was to begin on October 19 in protest against non-payment of salaries “to avoid inconvenience to patients and considering the appeal of the north MCD Mayor.” The Association has stated that if salaries are not paid in a week they may be forced to reconsider decision. On October 14, the MCDA had threatened that its members would go on an indefinite strike if their demands were not met.