Monday, 19 July 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has granted his approval to hiking the stipend of MBBS intern doctors of the State’s medical colleges from Rs 7,500 per month to Rs 17,000 per month. Taking the decision on Sunday, the chief minister said that the doctors and paramedical staff have played a commendable role during the Covid-19 pandemic to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and ensuring swift treatment along with necessary medical facilities to the patients.
It is pertinent to mention here that the monthly stipend of Rs 7,500 which was being provided to the MBBS intern doctors had elicited demands for hiking the amount from the interns and the general public also. Recently, while hearing on public interest litigations related to Covid-19 and health facilities in the state, the Uttarakhand high court had also asked the state government to consider hiking the stipend amount provided to the intern doctors. The chief minister’s decision to more than double the stipend of the intern doctors is expected to boost their morale at a time when the state is preparing itself for a possible third wave of Covid-19 as predicted by experts.