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Uttarakhand govt increases stipend of medical interns from ₹7k to ₹17k

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Uttarakhand govt increases stipend of medical interns from ₹7k to ₹17k

Lauding the contribution of doctors and paramedical staff in combating COVID-19, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday raised the stipend of MBBS intern doctors of state medical colleges from ₹7,500 to ₹17,000 per month.

Dhami took to Twitter to make the announcement and wrote: “Stipend to MBBS intern doctors of state medical colleges raised from ₹7,500 per month to ₹17,000 per month has been approved. The contribution of our doctors and paramedical staff has been commendable in reducing the impact of COVID-19 and providing prompt treatment to the victims.”

This comes at a time when the country is battling the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Uttarakhand currently has 623 total active cases, 3,27,464 total recoveries and 7,356 cumulative deaths, as per the government data.

News Source : Pratidintime

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