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Hefty Diwali bonanza for Odisha contractual doctors

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 22:

The Odisha government today announced a Diwali bonanza for all assistant surgeons and specialists and medical college teachers appointed on contract basis against vacant posts in the state in the shape of a hefty hike in their consolidated monthly remuneration.

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The hike was announced by Health and Family Welfare minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak.

The minister said specialist doctors working in rural and urban areas of the KBK districts will now get a monthly pay of Rs 50,000 and Rs 45,000 as against their existing pay of Rs 30,000 and Rs 25,000 respectively.

The consolidated pay for assistant surgeons working in KBK area will receive Rs 40,000 as against tir earlier pay packet of Rs 24,000 while their counterparts placed in non-KBK areas would now get Rs 35, 000 per month as against Rs 20, 000 earlier.

The pay for the specialist doctors working in district headquarters hospitals (DHH) and sub divisional hospitals (SDH) in KBK has been revised from Rs 25,000 to 45,000 while for the specialist doctors working in the non-KBK DHHs and SDHs the pay has been revised from 22,000 to Rs 40,000.

Besides, the specialist doctors working in the non-KBK periphery areas will now receive a monthly remuneration of Rs 45,000 as against the existing remuneration of Rs 25,000.

The minister also informed that specialists (Anaesthesiology and Radiology) working in district headquarters hospitals (DHHs) and sub divisional headquarters hospitals (SDHs) will receive a revised monthly pay of 50,000 as against the existing pay of Rs 30,000.

The state government has also revised the monthly consolidated remuneration for teachers appointed on contract basis in government medical colleges and hospitals of the state.

The minister also informed a revision of the monthly remuneration of professors to Rs 80,000 (previously Rs 50,000), associate professors Rs 55,000 (previously Rs 40,000), assistant professors working for more than five years and appointed recently Rs 35,000 (previously Rs 30,000).

The minister said that the revised salary of these doctors and medical teachers will be effective from October 1 this year.