Bihar govt hikes stipend of junior doctors

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 23:49

Patna: Accepting the long-standing demand of
over 1,000 junior doctors in Bihar, the state government today
increased their stipend to Rs 25,000 from Rs 13,500 per month
with effect from April 1.

A decision to this effect was taken by the state cabinet,
presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, this morning,
state cabinet secretariat department`s principal secretary
Grisih Shankar said.

Junior doctors in the state had recently struck work at
the Darbhanga Medical college Hospital and Patna Medical
College Hospital for over ten days demanding an increase in
stipend.

Shankar said the state cabinet also sanctioned purchasing
of five boats for accommodating five police stations with
trained policemen to work for controlling criminal activities
in riverine areas and ensuring primary disaster management at
the time of floods.

It was also decided to constitute Ganga River Basin
Authority headed by the Chief Minister for better management
of the river in Bihar, he added.

-PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 23:49
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