Mangaluru, December 22: U T Khader, Minister for Health and family welfare; inaugurated the sensitization program for staff nurses at Wenlock hosptial here in association with Inner Wheel Club on Sunday, December 21st.
Khader, after inaugurating the program said that inefficiency is a key issue bigger than corruption. The main objective of the health department is to improve the efficiency of every staff in government hospitals. Depending on its success, such programs will be held in other districts too,” he added.
Conversing with the media after the program, minister said, “Although he was ready with the answer, the opposition members did not allow him to answer. The difference in the salary of doctors, who work on contract basis, was due to due to oversight on part of the DHOs”, he said.
Khader said, “According to the Fifth Pay Commission recommendations of 2007, the salary of doctors working on contract in government hospitals was Rs 28,000, which included dearness allowance of Rs 13,950. However, when the pay scale was revised in 2012 as per the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations, the dearness allowance has not been mentioned and this led to difference at a certain places resulting in decrease in the payment of salaries to doctors on contract by half”. A new proposal has been placed to the finance department with an increased dearness allowance of 125.25 percent. Once the finance department approves this, the salary of doctors on contract basis will be around Rs 31,000. He also said that this matter would be discussed with the finance department.
Stanley David, soft skills trainer and founder CEO of Stanley David & Associates, Bangalore, Preethi P – resource person, H R Rajeshwari Devi – superintendent of Wenlock Hospital, Malini Hebbar-coordinator, and Nalini Kini -Inner Wheel Club of Mangaluru North president were present on during the event.