Radiology and pathology departments of the KEM hospital – one of the busiest civic hospitals – will get affected as the class IV workers have decided to go on protest on first half of the day on May 5.
According to the Mumbai Mazdoor Union, the hospital administration has been ignoring their list of demands that includes quarter facility, bonus issue.
Mahesh Dalvi, secretary of MMU, said: "At 11am, we will have a silent protest outside the dean's office. We won't be working for an hour. "
Dalvi said the union has been meeting the hospital administrative over their demands for over a month now, but no positive action has been taken yet. "There are vacant quarters but allotment procedure has been delayed. Most of the staff is yet get bonus promised in 2011. Many of us don't have identity card too," said Dalvi.
Dr Shubhangi Parker, acting dean of KEM hospital, said: "We are in the process of sending the union a letter requesting them not to protest. We are trying our best to fulfill their demands. Hope it works out."
Radiology, pathology departments are getting prepared for the possible protest. The department doctors have decided to double up as technician and ensure the emergency service is not hit. "11 am is a peak hour and May 5 is the beginning of the week. We doctors will chip in for emergency services. Routine may or may not get affected," said a senior doctor from the radiology department.