Ujjain: Government Dhanwantari Ayurveda College and Hospital is reeling under the outrage in teaching staff over discrepancy in their salaries. Junior doctors too have gone on strike citing low stipend. The Ayush doctors were protesting against lower stipend in comparison to their counterparts of allopathic stream.
According to MP Ayurved Chaatra Sangthan an Ayurveda post graduate student receives Rs 21000, Rs 22000 and Rs 23000 respectively in first, second and third year while the an allopathy post graduate gets Rs 56100, Rs 57800 and Rs 59500 for the three consecutive years as stipend. During internship an allopathic doctor receives Rs 10,000 while an ayush doctor receives Rs 6000.
College students also said that 700 posts of ayush doctors were lying vacant and government had failed to initiate steps to fill them. The students also handed over a memorandum addressed to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to the collector and threatened of hunger strike if their demands were not met.
Meanwhile, Ayush teachers too handed over a memorandum to additional collector and deputy commissioner under the leadership of Dr Prakash Joshi for discrepancy in their salary grade in comparison to teachers of allopathic colleges.
He said that teachers working at Ayush colleges across the state get low salary in comparison to other colleges. They were yet to receive revised salary and allowances. Dr Yogesh Wane,Dr Shiromani Mishra and Dr Ashish Sharma were present.