Delhi Covid hospitals allowed to engage MBBS students, interns to assist duty doctors – education
In light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi government on Wednesday allowed COVID-19 designated hospitals to engage MBBS fourth and fifth year students, interns and BDS doctors to assist the doctors on duty to control the pandemic.
According to an official order, MBBS fourth and fifth year students and dental doctors will assist doctors on duty with a fee of Rs 1,000 for an 8-hour shift and Rs 2,000 for a 12-hour shift per day.
“In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing demand for ICU beds and medical human resources at GNCTD Delhi hospitals for COVID-19 management, all doctors / directors of GNCTD COVID hospitals MBBS 4th and 5th year students, interns and BDS approve doctors to help doctors on duty can hire with the fee of Rs 1,000 (8 hour shift) and Rs 2,000 (12 hour shift) per day exercising powers delegates to them under Section 50 of the Disaster Management Act, ”the order said.
The Delhi government, in their order, also said that in the case of interns, the fees would be higher than their stipend.
This comes as the COVID-19 count in the national capital crossed the five lakh mark on Wednesday with 7,486 new cases. The city recorded 131 deaths in the past 24 days, the highest number of deaths in a single day, bringing the death toll in the city to 7,943.