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Kerala doctors disillusioned over no pay hike

Doctors working in various state-run Medical Colleges in Kerala are a disillusioned lot amid their fight against the coronavirus scare as they are still awaiting the pay hike promised four years ago.

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Thiruvananthapuram Published on: April 03, 2020 10:56 IST
Kerala doctors disillusioned over no pay hike
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Kerala doctors disillusioned over no pay hike

Doctors working in various state-run Medical Colleges in Kerala are a disillusioned lot amid their fight against the coronavirus scare as they are still awaiting the pay hike promised four years ago.

Kerala has nine state-run medical colleges with around 2,000 doctors.

What came as a surprise to doctors last week was the pay hike for teachers in all engineering colleges in the state.

The Kerala Government Medical College Teachers Association has been taking up this demand for years, and as per the rules, they should have got a pay revision in 2016.

"We ought to have been given the pay revision but we are now in 2020. In the intervening period, we have made numerous representations and even protested, but nothing has happened. This uncertainty must end," said a doctor.

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