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West Bengal Government Hikes Urban Healthcare Workers’ Pay By 44% – 95%

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Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Wednesday, acknowledging “the irreplaceable importance” of medical staff in its fight against COVID-19,  increased honorarium and terminal benefits for two categories of municipal healthcare workers.

Urban Development and Municipal affairs Minister Firhad Hakim tweeted, “The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak helped the world understand the irreplaceable importance of our healthcare workers. While they continue to fight this battle every day, it gives me immense pleasure to inform that the State Finance Department has accorded approval for enhancement of honorarium & other benefits of health workers of urban local bodies.”

According to Hakim, contractual Honorary Health Workers (HHW) will now get Rs 4,500 a month against the earlier Rs 3,125 — a 44 per cent raise. Similarly, the honorarium for first tier supervisors (FTS) has been increased 94.72 per cent to Rs 6,500 a month from Rs 3,338. Terminal benefits for both categories have been hiked to Rs 3 lakh.

“As a result, the honorarium of urban health workers became less than that of Asha workers. So, the government decided to do the same for urban healthcare workers,” said an official.

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