India deploys MBBS students on COVID duty for 100 rupees per day

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NEW DELHI – The government of Himachal Pradesh, a northern Indian state, on Tuesday announced an incentive for MBBS students, contractual doctors and junior/senior residents working at Covid hospitals.

The incentive is usually appreciated but this time it has not been well received as the government said it will give only ₹ 3,000 per month, means 100 rupees per day, to the students performing duties in tough times, risking their own lives.

Furthermore, nursing students, General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) third year students and contractual lab staff would be provided an incentive of ₹ 1,500 per month, NDTV reported..

The announcement about the incentives was made by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur during a video meeting with officials of Kangra, held to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country.

Since the news surfaced, MBBS is trend on Twitter not only in India but also in Pakistan with users slamming the government from fixing incentive that is not even equal to the per day wage of unskilled manual workers.

Read more: https://pakobserver.net/india-surpasses-20-million-covid-19-cases/

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