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17,467 medical Covid warriors recommended for incentives

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has extended the services of medical faculty members of SKIMS Soura/Bemina, Government Medical Colleges and Health Department, who were to retire from May 2021, till December, 2021.

An order issued by Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, issued today, said:

“In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases, it is hereby ordered that the services of the faculty members/consultants/doctors working in Skims, Soura, Srinagar/Bemina, Government Medical Colleges and Health Department who are going to retire from May 2021 to November 2021 are extended upto 31st December 2021.”

The order further said that the term of doctors presently undergoing various tenure postings viz. Registrarship, Demonstratorship, Fellowship, Senior/Junior Residency etc. in SKIMS, Soura/Bemina, Government Medical Colleges of the Union Territory are extended upto 31st December, 2021.

Meanwhile, the government today announced incentives for Covid-19 warriors of Health and Medical Education Department.

As per the order, Resident Doctors/PGs and Medical Officers would be paid Rs. 10,000; Para Medical Staff/Nursing Staff, Rs. 7000; Drivers, Rs. 5000 and; Class IV (NO/Sweepers), Rs. 5000 per month.

An order issued today said that these special incentives shall be exclusively for those frontline workers who directly deal with the Covid-19 patients.

“The tenure of these incentives shall be for peak pandemic period, for 3 months, starting from May, 2021,” reads the order.

The concerned medical institutions have recommended 17,467 staffers of different categories for the said incentives, official records said, adding, Rs. 3687.45 Lacs would be the bill for the incentives for three months.

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