Tribune News Service
Shimla, May 4
As the health infrastructure continues to get burdened with surging Covid cases, the Himachal Pradesh Government has decided to depute contractual doctors, nursing and GNM students on Covid care duty by giving them an incentive.
The Health and Family Welfare Department took the decision in view of the huge spike in positive cases and fatalities across the state with border districts of Kangra, Solan and Una being the worst hit. They will remain deputed on Covid duty till June 30.
As per the order by Secretary (Health) Amitabh Awasthy, the fourth and fifth-year MBBS students, contractual doctors and junior and senior residents will be given an incentive of Rs 3,000 per month. Besides, nursing students, contractual laboratory staff and GNM third year students will be given Rs 1,500 per month for performing duty at the Covid care facilities at medical college and hospitals