TN: Shifted medicos of Annaii Medical College demand internship stipend
Chennai: The intern doctors of Annaii Medical College who previously got transferred to different medical colleges after the closing of the institution are demanding stipend at par with other government intern doctors.
Though previously high court clearly stated that the students will be treated as non-stipendiary candidates during the compulsory Rotary Residential Internship period, the intern doctors pointed out that they also have to work under extreme pressure and the constant risk of exposure to the infection amidst the pandemic. Hence, they should also get an equal amount of stipend as the other intern doctors.
"Some of us were admitted under the government quota, yet we paid the amount as suggested by the authorities. However, this is high time that government takes note of our demands also. We have served the public no less than other interns during the pandemic. We have also risked our lives, lost our sleep. At a time like this, when initiatives are being taken by the government to compensate the hard work of COVID warriors by awarding incentives, our services should not get ignored by the government just because we are transferred students", added the intern.