Home surgeons at Kannur Authorities Medical School staged a protest on Monday demanding the stipend that has been pending for the previous 4 months. The faculty, which has 156 home surgeons in two batches, has been withholding stipends from roughly 54 home surgeons since July 2023, regardless of a remaining stability of ₹1,11,19,337 earmarked for stipends.
Dr. Sourabh M Sudheesh, President of the Home Surgeons Affiliation of Authorities Medical School, expressed dismay on the faculty’s stance, emphasizing that home surgeons are the lifeblood of the establishment. Working grueling 36-hour shifts with out meals or sleep, these medical professionals play an important position in affected person care.
Mr. Sudheesh highlighted the discriminatory practices, noting that whereas home surgeons from the 2017 batch obtain stipends from authorities funds, their counterparts from the 2018 batch are denied till acquiring permission from the federal government or Directorate of Medical Schooling. Regardless of each batches going through the identical authorized circumstances within the Supreme Court docket relating to course charges, just one batch receives stipends, elevating questions concerning the faculty’s transparency.
The President referred to as consideration to the discrepancy in funds, revealing that the faculty wants ₹42,12,000 for 3 months of stipends, whereas greater than double that quantity stays untouched within the authorities account. The delay in processing the Directorate of Medical Schooling proposal provides to the confusion, as the faculty fails to make clear the technical hurdles confronted by the 2018 batch.
Mr. Sudheesh identified a KUHS order dated March 21, 2022, obliging all medical faculties to pay authorities medical faculty stipends, expressing shock on the authorities establishment’s violation of the directive. Because the 2017 and 2018 batch course payment case stays pending within the Supreme Court docket, the unequal distribution of stipends persists, with the faculty providing no rationalization for the obvious disparities