Pourakarmikas working on a contract basis at the Cheluvamba Hospital in the city staged a protest on Friday over non-payment of salaries.
The agitators alleged that they had not been paid from the past four months. They said that only Rs 4,500 was paid to them, but the contractor Ramachandra who has been awarded the tender of maintaining cleanliness at the hospital has received lakhs of rupees and has failed to pay the pourakarmikas.
Following the pourakarmikas’ protest at the hospital, the upkeep and cleanliness of the hospital has been affected. This has also put the patients into inconvenience.