After 3 years, Tamil Nadu Govt hikes stipend for medical students, PGs
Chennai: In a major rejoice for medicos in Tamil Nadu, the state government has increased stipends for medical interns, non-service Post Graduates (PG), and higher-speciality students in government medical colleges after three years.
The government has sanctioned an annual increase of Rs 600 for Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internees (CRRIs) and Rs1,000 for non-service PGs and diploma holders and higher-speciality students.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the medicos and doctors of the state MCHs decided to stage a token strike on July 14 and also threatened to boycott all services in all Government Hospitals in Tamil Nadu on July 15 as an expression of their grief and exasperation at the government for not fulfilling their demands regarding the stipend.
Tamil Nadu resident doctors and medical interns were planning to protest to raise their voice regarding the low stipend paid to the doctors across the State for the last two months. However, they called off the protest which was scheduled for July 14 and July 15 after Health Minister Ma. Subramanian assured that steps will be taken to fulfill their demands including a stipend hike.