The administration has also decided to grant an extension to doctors retiring until December.

The J&K administration on Monday, May 3, 2021 announced incentives for frontline health workers treating COVID-19 patients and decided to grant an extension to doctors retiring until December, in a bid to contain the rapidly spreading coronavirus in the territory of the Union (UT). .

An official spokesperson said the incentive would be ₹ 10,000 per month for medical residents, graduates and physicians; ₹ 7,000 for nurses and paramedics and ₹ 5,000 for drivers, sweepers and attendants.

“The duration of these incentives will initially be for a period of three months and will be paid from May 2021,” the spokesperson said.

The decision will benefit more than 17,000 UT Corona Warriors.

J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has endorsed these new initiatives due to the surge in Covid-19 cases and to give a boost to the medical services available at this crucial stage.

The lieutenant governor also granted an extension until December 31, 2021 for faculty members, consultants, physicians working in SKIMS hospitals, government medical colleges and the health department who will be retiring from May 2021 to November 2021.

The seniority of the doctors currently in post in various permanent positions, namely: registration, demonstration, scholarship, senior / junior residency, etc., has been extended until December 31, 2021 in these establishments.

“The decision has been made to optimally use the experiences of these healthcare professionals to effectively deal with the evolving Covid situation,” the spokesperson said.