State hikes stipend of House Surgeons

The Samikhsya Bureau

BHUBANESWAR: In response to the demand of the House Surgeons Association of Odisha, the State Government has increased the monthly stipend of MBBS House Surgeons of the state-run medical colleges to 28,000 per month.

The hike was made effective from January 1 this year.

The monthly stipend was Rs. 20,000 earlier.

Medicos across the state had staged protests demanding a hike in the monthly stipend.

The State Government’s decision has brought solace to the junior doctors’ fraternity.

“I am directed to say that in considering the demand of House Surgeons Association and the views of the DMET to this effect, Government have been pleased to enhance the monthly stipend of the House Surgeons of the Government Medical Colleges of the State from Rs 20,000 to Rs 28,000 per month,” letter from the Deputy Secretary of the Department to Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) stated.