Healthcare workers including doctors, nurses and other support staff are the one who work tirelessly to combat COVID-19 and they need to be applauded and motivated for their efforts. Acknowledging their role, the Punjab Government has decided to increase the stipend for medical interns who have joined the workforce to combat COVID-19 pandemic.
As per the decision, the interns will be paid Rs 15,000 per month. “Happy to share that we have decided to increase the stipend for MBBS interns from Rs 9,000 to Rs 15,000 per month,” the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh wrote on his official social media handle.
MBBS Interns have joined the medical team amidst rising number of cases in different parts of the country. They are needed as States face shortage of medical staff.
The stipends for medical interns vary from state to state–Assam offers the most with Rs 21,000 per month while in some states it can be as low as Rs 8,000.
The number of coronavirus infections has crossed 23,000 in India as on Friday. In Punjab, the number of infections stand at 277.