J&K approves financial incentives for COVID Warriors

NewsBharati    04-May-2021
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Jammu, May 3: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday approved special financial incentives for COVID J19 Warriors of Health and Medical Education Department of the union territory.

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As per a statement, the decision will benefit more than 17,000 Corona warriors including resident doctors, medical officers, paramedical/nursing staff, drivers and class IV employees. The incentive will be Rs 10,000 per month for resident doctors, PGs and Medical Officers, Rs 7,000 per month for nursing and paramedical staff, and Rs 5,000 per month for drivers, sweepers and attendants.
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"The tenure of these incentives shall be initially for a period of three months and will be paid from May 2021 onwards," the statement said. In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases and to give a fillip to available medical services at this crucial juncture, the Lt Governor also granted an extension up to Dec 31, 2021 in favour of the Faculty Members, Consultants, Doctors working in SKIMS, Soura, Srinagar and Bemina; Govt Medical Colleges and Health dept who are going to retire from May to Nov.