JK Govt Announces Financial Incentives for Covid-19 Warriors

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SRINAGAR: Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha has approved special Financial Incentives for Covid-19 Warriors of Health and Medical Education Department, an official spokesman said in Jammu.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha

Incentives are exclusively for those frontline workers who directly deal with Covid-19 patients. The decision will benefit more than 17,000 Corona warriors including Resident Doctors, Medical Officers, Paramedical, Nursing staff, Drivers, and Class IV employees.

The incentive will be a monthly Rs 10,000 for Resident doctors, PGs and Medical Officers; Rs 7,000 for Nursing and Paramedical staff, and Rs 5,000 for Drivers, Sweepers and Attendants. The tenure of these incentives shall be initially for a period of 03 months and will be paid from May 2021 onwards.

In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases and to give a fillip to available medical services at this crucial juncture, the Lt Governor also granted an extension up to December 31, 2021, in favour 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.

The tenure in respect of the doctors presently undergoing various tenure postings viz Registrarship, Demonstratorship, Fellowship, Senior/Junior Residency etc in SKIMS, Soura, Srinagar/Bemina; Government Medical Colleges of the Union Territory have also been extended up to December 31, 2021.

The decision was taken to optimally utilize the experiences of these medical professionals to effectively deal with the evolving Covid situation.

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