Odisha govt hikes stipend of pre and para-clinical PG students

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The State Government on Tuesday hiked the stipend for doctors pursuing Pre and Para-Clinical Post Graduation courses in Government-run Medical College and Hospitals.
As per the decision, stipend has been increased to Rs 48,302 from Rs 39,950 for first year students, Rs 50,658 for second year and Rs 53,014 for third year, respectively.
“The CM has approved financial incentive of Rs 18,000 per month for doctors pursuing Pre and Para-Clinical Post Graduation courses in Govt Medical Colleges. Both In-service& Direct PG students will get incentive over & above their salary & stipend respectively,” said Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena in a press release.
“Incentive will encourage more students to take up Pre and Para Clinical disciplines as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, FMT, Pathology, Microbiology & Community Medicine and lead to filling up of vacant posts in Government services,” the Minister added.
The State Government had earlier announced a hike in stipend of house surgeons from Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000. Besides, the Government has decided to provide an additional monthly stipend to Rs 18,000 for post graduate students undertaking pre and para-clinical courses at State-run medical colleges.
Both in-service and post graduate doctors will be entitled for the monthly stipend which has been introduced for the first time by the Odisha Government, informed Health Minister Pratap Jena.
The State Government had earlier announced a hike in stipend of house surgeons from Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 on January 1.

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