New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned for next week hearing on a petition seeking timely payment of salaries to the doctors and healthcare workers who are engaged in COVID-19 duty across the country.
A bench of the top court headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan was hearing a plea filed by Dr Arushi Jain seeking suitable accommodation, quarantine and other facilities for medical healthcare workers who are involved in treating COVID-19 patients.
During the hearing on Monday, Tripura submitted before the top court that the state government has paid salaries to the doctors on time.
Plea On Salaries to Healthcare workers Postponed:
The supreme court had last month asked the central government to do the needful to ensure that salaries of the doctors and healthcare medical workers involved in the fight against the menace of COVID-19 are paid on time.
The court’s direction had come after the Centre informed the court that four states — Punjab, Maharashtra, Tripura and Karnataka — have not made timely payments to frontline COVID-19 healthcare medical workers and doctors despite its direction.