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Odisha HR Policy For Doctors Bags Appreciation At National Level

20 September 2019


Bhubaneswar: Human resource (HR) policy implemented by Odisha in health care services sector is better than many States and even of Central agencies.

Doctors here are getting more incentives and more salary than those in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

The State government is providing special incentives to doctors appointed in remote areas.

Central authorities have appreciated facts shared by Health & Family Welfare Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Pramod Kumar Meherda at a two-day review of healthcare policies of States conducted by the Central Government, said an official release issued here on Friday.

Meherda has cited that in order to overcome the shortage of doctors while three medical colleges have been opened in the State in the last two years six are under construction.

Doctors having super specialist degrees from Medical Council of India (MCI) recognised colleges are getting an incentive of Rs 30,000.

Similarly, those with post graduate degrees are being paid Rs 20,000 and those with post graduate diplomas recognised by the State government are being paid Rs 10,000 as incentives.

This financial incentive is being given to them in addition to the incentive being paid on the basis of place of posting.

Monthly allowance to doctors, who are pursuing post graduation in pre-clinical subjects like anatomy, physiology and biochemistry and para-clinical subjects like pharmacology, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (FMT), pathology, microbiology, community medicine, has been increased to Rs 18,000.

A monthly incentive of Rs 1.25 lakh has been provisioned for doctors who are willing to work in medical colleges in Koraput-Bolangir-Kalahandi (KBK) region, while a monthly incentive amounting to Rs 35,000 has been provisioned for those willing to work in new medical colleges like Baripada, Balasore and the upcoming ones.

Incentives upto Rs 80,000 have been announced for doctors serving in KBK region in addition to their monthly salary.

With implementation of Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) system for doctors, they are guaranteed three time-bound promotions after 7years, 14years and 21years of service.

Incentives of Rs 40,000 and Rs 80,000 respectively have been announced for general MBBS doctors and specialists in V-4 (Vulnerability-4) Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs).