Diwali bonanza for house surgeons, medical internship students
Junior doctors of medical education and research department are in for a Diwali bonanza with Punjab Government today announcing a five-fold increase in their honorarium.
According to the new orders, the Government has increased the honorarium of the house surgeons from Rs 4,500 to Rs 21,000 per month whereas the scholarship for the medical internship students has been raised from Rs 1,500 to Rs 9,000 per month.
Stating this here, Medical and Research Education Minister Chunni Lal Bhagat said the recent increase in honorarium of the house surgeons would be effective from October 8 and increase in the scholarship of the medical internship students would be effective November 1.
Mr Bhagat said that internship students of the Government Medical/Dental/Ayurvedic Colleges of the state would be entitled to claim the increase in scholarship whereas house surgeons of the medical education and research department would be eligible to get the increase their honorarium.
The Minister said the state government had also decided in principle to further increase the honorarium of the house surgeons from Rs 21,000 to Rs 30,000 but this increase would be effective from April 1, 2013.