Demanding respectable pay, the strike of intern doctors at Lata Mangeshkar Hospital (LMH) entered day 3.
Over 140 intern doctors of LMH and NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences are on strike as they are getting 100 per day as a stipend and adding to the woes they have not been paid for at least two months.
Irked by the negligence of college management which is giving Rs 100 per day, “we had to raise our voices and want a respectable stipend,” said Ashutosh Ade.
“Today no authority came to talk to us,” Ade said.
The intern Doctors appealed to Medical Education Minister, Girish Mahajan to take a look into the matter and resolve the issue.
The intern doctors also demanded that there should be equal pay for all the interns, as foreign medical graduates get stipend as per Government Medical Hospital.
“The stipend which we get is less; the hostel mess is expensive and takes all our hard-earned money as a result we have to be dependent on home,” Ade added.
The salary of an MBBS internship varies from college to college or hospital to hospital. In Maharashtra, GMC interns get 11,000 monthly stipend in AIIMS they get 23,500.