Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Junior doctors of People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre on Tuesday went on a strike for revision of stipend. They had also written a letter to the dean of the college for a reasonable stipend.
Indian Medical Association (IMA) has extended support to the strike of junior doctors. Around 31 junior doctors have signed in support of the letter.
IMA national joint-secretary (junior doctors' network), Dr Shankul Dwivedi said, “ IMA has supported the striking junior doctors as their demand is well justified. They are getting stipends of Rs 65,000, Rs 67,000 and Rs 69,000 for first year, second year and third year respectively from April 2022. But they were demanding it from April 2021.”
So those who are in final year now (they were in second year in 2021-22) are now demanding the remaining increment amount of second year residency (total amount of around Rs 1.20 Lakh/Resident) to be either adjusted in final year fees or to be paid to them, Dr Dwivedi added.
According to PG Medical Regulations, PG residents of Private Colleges should be paid stipend at par with PG residents of Govt medical College of that state, he added.