Bhubaneswar, April 28: In order to further improve qualitative healthcare, the State Government has approved financial incentives for medical officers (MOs) having Diplomate of National Board (DNB) specialist and super specialist titles.
According to the order issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department Principal Secretary Shalini Pandit, Government has approved incentive of Rs 20,000 per month to MOs (DNB broad speciality) and Rs 30,000 per month to MOs (DNB super speciality) granted in medical institution with attached hospital or in a hospital with 500 beds.
“The medical officers (MOs) serving in Odisha with qualification of DNB board specialty as per para 37 (2) of the National Medical Commission Act-2019 would be given Rs 20,000 incentive per month apart from the salary. Similarly, the MOs having DNB super specialty qualification would be given monthly incentive of Rs 30,000 in addition to the salary,” it stated.
It may be pertinent to mention here that previously the medical officers in OHMS cadre having post-graduate specialisations/super specialisation degrees like MD/MS and DM/MCH etc., were entitled to financial incentives.