BHUBANESWAR: AYUSH docs engaged in Covid administration have expressed resentment over the State authorities’s detached angle in asserting incentives for them. They alleged that the Well being and Household Welfare division has authorised one-third of the motivation being paid to MBBS docs engaged in the identical work making a distinction among the many docs from totally different disciplines.
Whereas allopathy docs have been getting an incentive of Rs 1,000 per day aside from their common month-to-month remuneration for Covid administration since April final yr, the State authorities has not too long ago authorised solely Rs 375 per day for Homeopathy and Ayurveda interns, who had been deployed as a part of speedy response groups (RRTs) since Might 1.
The motivation is lower than that of a employees nurse, radiographer and multi-purpose well being employees, who’ve been getting Rs 612, Rs 552 and Rs 462 per day respectively.
The federal government has additionally clarified that the motivation won’t be relevant for the contact tracing groups as they aren’t in direct contact with confirmed Covid optimistic circumstances.
The Odisha Authorities Ayurvedic Physicians’ Affiliation stated because the AYUSH docs have been doing the responsibility of an MBBS physician and represent a significant workforce through the Covid occasions, they aren’t being paid on par with them.
“AYUSH docs in all different states are handled as Class I staff,” normal secretary Dr Chittaranjan Behera stated. The affiliation demanded equal pay for equal work and cadre restructuring on the earliest.