Govt hands doctors a hike of Rs 8,000

No more en masse resignations. Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday extended a generous hand to recalcitrant government
doctors, and quietened their murmurs of discontent.

The doctors’ long-pending demand for higher salaries and incentives was met and the hike — an average Rs 8,000-9,000 — was announced on Wednesday. Though salaries are not yet on a par with the one handed by the medical education department, the Karnataka Government Medical Officers’ Association (KGMOA) is relieved.