Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to provide special incentives to doctors and para-medical staff working in rural and far-flung areas of the state with a view to improving medicare facilities in those areas, Health Minister Sham Lal sharma said on Saturday.
Three categories have been devised- difficult areas, most difficult areas and inaccessible areas- and special incentives have been fixed for doctors/para-medical staff according to these categories, the minister said at a function at Nagrota, 12-kms from in Jammu.
He said doctors posted in difficult areas will get Rs 4,000, in most difficult areas Rs 8,000 and in inaccessible areas Rs 16,000 as special incentives.
Similarly, the para-medical staff will be paid Rs 3,000, Rs 6,000 and Rs 8,000 respectively as special incentives for performing their duties in these areas, he said.
In addition, the doctors after serving these areas will be eligible to ten extra points for getting them selected in post graduate courses, he said adding this scheme will be applicable to only permanent doctors.