Intern doctors of Pramukh Swami Medical College in Anand went on strike.

The state government’s health department has increased the stipend for interns and resident doctors to Rs 13,000. These young doctor interns are constantly working amidst fear and flutter. At that time, an intern doctor of a private medical college in Anand was forced to work for only Rs 5,000. Intern doctors of Pramukh Swami Medical College in Anand went on strike. 

Ahmedabad: The health department of the state government has increased the stipend of interns and resident doctors to Rs 13,000. These young doctor interns are constantly working amidst fear and flutter. At that time, an intern doctor of a private medical college in Anand was forced to work for only Rs 5,000. Intern doctors of Pramukh Swami Medical College in Anand have gone on strike. 

Intern doctors on COVID duty have gone on strike over the stipend. Pramukh Swami Medical College is owned by Sardar Patel University. At present, intern doctors are paid only Rs 5,000 per month as stipend. Intern doctors have demanded an increase in stipend. Earlier, intern doctors had made several representations regarding the increase in stipend. 

These intern doctors have been doing COVID duty since March. Intern doctors are doing covid duty as per one week rotation. About 340 COVID patients are currently undergoing treatment at Pramukh Swami Medical College. On the one hand, the state government has announced to pay Rs 13,000 per month to intern doctors of government colleges and Rs 5,000 separately for COVID duty. On the other hand, only Rs 5,000 is given to the intern doctors of the Pramukh Swami Medical College, a private college. Intern doctors have demanded an increase in stipend of Rs 15,000. As many as 85 intern doctors have been on strike since yesterday. 

It may be mentioned that the health department of the state government has increased the stipend of interns and resident doctors to Rs. 13,000 have done. It has now decided to give a special COVID duty incentive of Rs. 13,000 per month till June 30, 2021 in addition to the stipend amount

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