Punjab: Medical college faculty to get full earned leave credit for COVID period

The Chief Minister also asked senior officials to explore other incentives for healthcare workers as a token of the state government’s appreciation.


Chandigarh, June 7: Taking cognisance of the exceptional commitment and hard work of the medical college faculty fighting against the Covid pandemic for the past more than one year, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced full credit of earned leave in lieu of their cancelled vacations.

The medical college faculty have not been able to avail their summer and winter vacation during the pandemic period, and would have been deprived of this facility, the Chief Minister pointed out. These faculty members need to be compensated for their service and sacrifice, he said, adding that the government had decided to give them full credit against their 30 days of annual earned leave period against their cancelled vacation periods.

The Chief Minister, while reviewing the Covid situation virtually, also asked senior officials to explore other incentives for healthcare workers as a token of the state government’s appreciation.

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