The court restrained the nurses from going on strike till further orders after AIIMS said it was considering the grievances of the union.
Centre warned nurses that non-compliance will be treated as an offence under Disaster Management Act with the Indian Penal Code and action will be taken accordingly.
Unpaid for three months, the nurses of the Kasturba Gandhi Hospital in north Delhi have started an agitation from Monday onwards, for two hours every day.
At a time Kerala is reeling under the grip of fever, the 16-day-old nurses strike has led to a face-off between the private hospital managements and the protesting unions.
The United Nurses Association (UNA), who have been on protest for about a month, has decided to go on an indefinite strike in the state from July 17.