Port Blair, March 4: The Lt Governor, Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh has approved the enhancement of consolidated salary of Medical Officers of Homoeopathy, Ayurveda and Dental Surgeons engaged by the Health department on contract basis. The salary was last increased in February 2011.

Accordingly, the salary of Doctors posted in hospitals in various areas will be from Rs 54,000/- to Rs 62,000/- pm, the highest being paid in Hut Bay and Southern group of the Islands. The enhancement of payment to the contract doctors will be paid with effect from the month of March 2013.