In the growing wake of coronavirus pandemic in the national capital Delhi, the government of Delhi has come with a rescue plan for on-duty doctors.
The Delhi government has given a nod to allow fourth and fifth-year MBBS students, interns, and BDS doctors to assist duty doctors in COVID-19 designated hospitals as a way to control the pandemic.
As per an official order, the fourth-year and fifth-year MBBS students and dental doctors will support duty doctors at the honorarium of Rs 1,000 for an 8-hour shift and Rs 2,000 for a 12-hour shift per day.
The move came after the coronavirus count in the Delhi crossed over five lakh cases on Wednesday. The death toll in the city has crossed 7,943.
By Sahana Iyer