Court orders Stipend For Medical Students Pursuing Diploma

New Delhi, January 20: | Updated: Jan 21 2003, 05:30am hrs
The Delhi High Court has ruled that all medical students undergoing the course to obtain the Diplomate of National Board (DNB), a diploma course undertaken after MBBS, will have to be paid a stipend which should not be less than Rs 10,000 per month.

Justice Madan Lokur said, The order shall be applicable to all institutions recognised by the National Board of Examinations, established by the Union ministry of health and family welfare. The DNB qualification is said to be equivalent to an MD or MS degree of other Indian universities recognised by the Government of India and the Medical Council of India.

The petitioner, Dr Vishal Sehgal, is one of the DNB students at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital.