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Karnataka govt increases allowance of specialist doctors, dentists

Prime News, Karnataka, Health, Medical Science, Finance, Bengaluru, December 22:The Karnataka Health Department has decided to increase the special allowance of specialist doctors, medical officers, and dentists with effect from September 1, 2020, in view of the demand posed by the doctors amid the pandemic.

“The special allowance was revised in 2015 earlier. The special allowance for MBBS/BDS graduates with 0-6 years experience has been increased from Rs.21,000 to Rs 30,500. Allowance for those with PG degree/diploma has been raised from Rs 42,600 to Rs 55,500. Allowance of super-specialty doctors has been increased from 50,800 to Rs 64,500,” the State Health Department said in a release.

Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar

Prior to this, Karnataka Medical Officers’ Association had submitted a memorandum to revise special allowance.

Later, Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar held a meeting with department officials to discuss the demands of the doctors and agreed to take up their demands with the finance department.

In his tweet, Dr Sudhakar said that “In recognition the service of doctors during a pandemic and to encourage young doctors to take up rural service in the future, the special allowances of specialist doctors, general duty doctors and dental doctors serving under Health and Family Welfare Department have been revised effective from 1st September 2020.” (NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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