The Odisha government announced incentives for doctors under Odisha Medical Health Services Cadre – a step, it believes, would help retain highly qualified health practitioners in the state.
As per the latest announcement, doctors with super specialisation from Medical Council of India (MCI) will now get an incentive of Rs 30,000 per month.
Apart from that, doctors doing their Post Graduation from medical colleges recognised by MCI will be able to get incentive of Rs 20,000 while doctors with Post Graduate diploma recognised by Odisha Govt will receive an incentive of Rs 10,000 per month.
“This will be over and above those like location-based incentives,” said an official adding that these benefits are not linked to any post and purely based on qualification.
Earlier this year, the Odisha government had decided to provide monthly financial incentives of Rs 18,000 to doctors doing their post graduation in pre and para clinical subjects.
Health Minister Pratap Jena had said that doctors doing their post graduation in pre-clinical subjects like anatomy, physiology and bi-chemistry and para-clinical subjects like pharmacology, FMT, pathology, micro biology and community medicine were entitled to receive the financial incentive.
He had also announced a hike in the stipend of pre and para-clinical students of the state-run medical colleges. Odisha Govt to set up Science Park in all district headquarters