Mangaluru: Medical interns stage protest at Wenlock hospital over non-payment of stipend

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Feb 12: Medical interns and post-graduate (PG) doctors serving at government Wenlock hospital staged protest here at the hospital on Wednesday, February 12, over nonpayment of stipend from the last 11 months.

The house surgeons alleged that they have not been paid stipend for the past 11 months. Their tenure ends in the month of March. Their stipend has not been released, despite chief minister B S Yediyurappa's written order dated December 24. They should get a stipend of Rs 20,000 per month each for their 11 month long internship. So far, the interns have reportedly not received a single rupee. This is the third successive batch of house surgeons facing the problem, it is said.

An order passed by the Directorate of Medical Education dated October 30 states that the stipends for the interns must be paid from the Government Wenlock hospital Arogya Raksha Samithi fund for the current year 2019 - 20. The interns have met medical superintendent Rajeshwari Devi and deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh and they have said there is no fund available to pay stipend and, but an RTI reply stated clearly that there is money in the fund.

The work of interns involves hospital duty where sometimes they work for 18 hours continuously. Out of 250 medical students in the batch 2014-15, only 54 are students from the government merit quota through CET exams. The remaining students were admitted by the exam conducted by MAHE and they have been receiving stipend promptly each month paid by the college. As many as 54 of the house surgeons, have not received any amount, as they have to be paid stipend by the government.

They even have met deputy chief minister Ashwath Narayan, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, district in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, principal secretaries Javed Akhtar and Hemalatha, and health and family welfare minister Sriramulu in this regard and were given assurance, but reportedly, no action has been taken till today. 

The house surgeons demand the concerned authorities to release stipend amount at the earliest.



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  • Aloysius, Kinnigoli

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Reserve BOI
    Now government hospitals!!!!
    Where goes money?
    They have money to hijack MLAS in chartered flight and can be given 5 star accommodations for months which we can't even imagine what about aam-aadmis fate???


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  • Lan,,,,,,,,,a,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    When Government has no shame...this happens...No sense of responsibility for Minister's, Leaders and Government officials...

    Why we need a Government? To steal peoples money??...


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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Very true Sir.
    Seeing the corruption of Congress for years, I had high hopes on BJP. But they have failed miserably both in center as well as state. AAP is just relying on the resources accumulated by 15 years of Sheila Dixith's rule for freebies, I do not know what they will do when the thijori is empty.

    What to do? Shall we start a new party to give hopes for a better India?

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Thats a good idea Shankaranna !!

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Very true Shankaranna.... Days ahead are very difficult for ordinary people like us... Day by day crimes, murders, rapes and some things which we never heard of are on a rise.... No justice anywhere..... Only money and influence works... Come-on start a new party...irrespective of caste, creed, religion, hatred, jealousy, enmity, anger, resentment....... We will definitely support you....

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  • MCF, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Absolutely right your are. Read advice given by Bellikoth Raghunath Shenoy to independent India. Read Swarna Bharat Party manifesto. Unless India implements these changes it is headed toward disaster like Cuba, Venezuela, etc.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 12 2020


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  • tanmay, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Coz u people r so blind that u cannot see it when it happens in Congress rule. This problem is there wid every govt as no one is interested in doctors problem as they r not vote banks

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  • Vishal, Mangalore /UK

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Well , if you read it clearly , you will know that its happening for the 3rd successive batch , which means , its been happening for 3 years . I dint know yeddy has been the CM for 3 years , its news to me .

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  • Shalet, Mangalore.

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Vishal , read the news again. it's clearly written the strike is for non payment of stipend for 11 months .

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    What is the price Yeddy paid per MLA to get them on his side ?

    If he had spared on MLA and paid that sum to these health service providers, God would have blessed him abundantly.

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  • A concerned citizen, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Ache Din.....

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  • Justin Lobo, Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    The KarNataka government is busy making all mla's ministers and paying their salaries and perk's . Hence the Treasury is s empty. Looters looted Karnataka like the central family government.

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