Telangana government increases stipend of doctors by 15%

Telangana government on Tuesday enhanced the stipend of doctors by 15 percent in a bid to boost their morale.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  19 May 2021 4:16 AM GMT
Telangana government increases stipend of doctors by 15%

Hyderabad: Telangana government on Tuesday enhanced the stipend of doctors by 15 percent in a bid to boost their morale.

All house surgeons, PG degree and diploma holders, and MBBS students, who are discharging their duties in teaching hospitals, will be covered under this package.

Accordingly, the stipend of house surgeons from medical and dental streams has been enhanced from Rs. 19,589 to Rs. 22,527.

For first-year PG students, the stipend has been revised from Rs. 44, 075 to Rs. 50, 686, while for the second year students, it has been enhanced from Rs. 46, 524 to Rs. 53, 503.

The monthly stipend for final year PG students has been increased from Rs. 48, 973 to Rs. 56, 319.

The stipend for medicos pursuing first year PG diploma has been enhanced from Rs. 44, 075 to Rs. 50, 686, while for second-year PG diploma students, the stipend has been enhanced from Rs. 46, 524 to Rs. 53, 503.

The stipend for MBBS doctors pursuing first-year super-specialty courses have been increased from Rs. 48, 973 to Rs. 50, 686.

For second-year super-specialty courses, it has been enhanced from Rs. 51, 422 to Rs. 59, 135, and for third-year, the stipend has been increased from Rs. 53, 869 to Rs. 61, 949.

Likewise, for dental students pursuing first year Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS), the stipend has been enhanced from Rs. 44, 075 to Rs. 50, 686.

For second-year, students, it has been increased from Rs. 46, 524 to Rs. 53, 503. For the third-year, MDS course, the stipend has been enhanced from Rs. 48, 973 to Rs. 56, 319.

It may be recalled that three junior doctor associations had threatened to boycott their duties if the stipend is not increased. The increase in the stipend is aimed to boost the morale of junior doctors who are at the forefront to fight Covid in the state.

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