Stipends of medical postgraduates to be raised
KARACHI, May 8(Dawn): Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan on Monday issued
directives for an increase in the honoraria of postgraduate medical students up
to Rs15,000 in the province.
At present, there are 800-900 graduates who
are getting a stipend of Rs6,000 or so per month from their employers, the
health department, universities and other institutions in the
The directive from the governor came during his meeting with a
delegation of postgraduate medical students of the Dow University of Health
Sciences which was accompanied by Vice-Chancellor Prof Masood Hameed Khan. The
governor also laid emphasis on review of the stipends of medical-house officers
in the province.
According to a handout, Dr Ibad said that postgraduate
students would be given incentives similar to those paid in other
There has been concern among the postgraduate students over
the payment and they were of the view that stipends should be brought at par
with the Punjab province.
When asked about the enhanced payments to the
graduates, a senior government official said that it could be possible as soon
as the provincial health and finance department adopted the governor's directive
and issued relevant notification.