MVR 8,000-12,000 hike in salaries for healthcare workers
With this change, an additional MVR 482 million will be spent from the state budget annually, the president said.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday announced changes in the salaries of health workers from May, with the average salary of most health sector employees seeing a hike of MVR 8,000-12,000 on average.
Announcing the changes in the salary of health workers, President Solih said that the current salary of health workers is not commensurate with the work done by the employees of the health sector.
Salary revision for healthcare workers:
Senior registered nurse - MVR 29,271 without overtime allowance; previously they earned MVR 20,459 with overtime allowance
Specialist nurse - MVR 41,976 without overtime allowance
Senior medical officer - MVR 41,541 without overtime allowance; previously they earned MVR 28,727 with overtime allowance
For the top category of sub-specialist consultants - MVR 98,137 without overtime allowance
"With the overtime allowance, the total salary of all the above mentioned employees will be even higher," the president said.
He also announced a change in the salaries of social workers:
Earlier, social workers received MVR 12,944
Social workers will not get MVR 21,585; this is an increase of 68%
The president also announced intern allowance for those who have completed their medical and dental internships. However, the details are yet to be publicised.
With this change, an additional MVR 482 million will be spent from the state budget annually, he said.
As part of the pay harmonisation drive initiated by the government, the government had earlier revised the salaries of education workers.
By the time the work is completed, the government will remove the wage disparity and bring about a positive change in the salaries of all sectors.
The president said that all civil servants, including the judiciary, security services and imams will also be covered under the pay harmonisation drive.