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Sisi raises monthly bonuses of junior doctors by 450%

Sisi raises monthly bonuses of junior doctors by 450%
The decision covers 12,000 junior doctor interns

Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi issued a directive to raise the monthly bonuses for house officers by 450% to EGP 2,200 from EGP 400.

The decision covers 12,000 junior doctors who graduated in December 2019, according to a cabinet statement on Thursday.

The cost of the bonus raise amounts to EGP 320 million, the finance minister Mohamed Maait said, noting that a total amount of EGP 100 million has been provided immediately to university hospitals to cover the raise.

In addition, a total of EGP 1.5 billion has been allocated to cover the raises for promoted civil servants in fiscal year 2020/2021, he pointed out.