In view of the rising COVID-19 instances within the nationwide capital, the Delhi authorities on Wednesday allowed COVID-19 designated hospitals to engage fourth and fifth-year MBBS college students, interns, and BDS doctors to assist duty doctors in controlling the pandemic.
According to an official order, the fourth-year and fifth-year MBBS college students and dental doctors will assist duty doctors on the honorarium 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 increased demand of ICU beds and medical HR in the hospitals of GNCTD Delhi for management of COVID-19, all MDs/Directors of COVID Hospitals of GNCTD are permitted to engage 4th and 5th-year MBBS students, Interns and BDS pass doctors to assist the duty doctors at the honorarium of Rs 1,000 (8 hrs shift) and Rs 2,000 (12 hrs shift) per day by exercising powers delegated to them Under Section 50 of Disaster Management Act,” the order mentioned.
The Delhi authorities, in its order, additionally mentioned that within the case of interns, the honorarium could be over and above their stipend.
This comes because the COVID-19 tally within the nationwide capital crossed the 5 lakh mark on Wednesday with 7,486 new instances. The metropolis recorded 131 fatalities during the last 24 days, the very best variety of deaths in a single day, pushing the demise toll within the metropolis to 7,943.