Hyderabad: A day after boycotting all the covid related duties of the Senior Doctors Association with junior doctors demanding a salary hike in Telangana, the government headed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday announced 15%increase in stipends for senior resident doctors in the state.
In the order, the state government said that the Director of Medical Education, Hyderabad has submitted a proposal to increase the stipend for senior residents from Rs 70,000 per month to Rs 80,500 per month.
“After careful examination of the case, the government is increasing the stipend of senior resident doctors from Rs 70,000 per month to Rs 80,500 per month (consolidated) with effect from January 1, 2021,” the order said.
It further noted that the Director of Medical Education, Telangana, Hyderabad would take further necessary action in the case.
Seeking to fulfill the promises made to the doctors, the Telangana Senior Doctors Association with junior doctors had unanimously decided to boycott all covid-related duties from May 26, except for ICU cases and critical care units.