Posts of 226 consultants referred to PSC: Lal Singh

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Minister for Health, Ch. Lal Singh in the Legislative Assembly Thursday said that 226 posts of consultants have already been referred to J&K, Public Service Commission adding that as and when the selection list is received, the vacant posts shall be filled up accordingly.

The Minister was replying to a question by  Shakti Raj Parihar in LA here today, the Minister said the process for forwarding the post of Medical Officers (Allopathic and ISM) is also under way.

The Minister said against 50 sanctioned posts of specialists, 23 are in position and against 156 posts of doctors, 46 are in position in Doda district. He said to supplement the staff in the hospitals of Doda district, 20 MBBS doctors and 40 ISM doctors are engaged on contractual basis under NHM, who is posted as per the sanctioned strength.

The Minister said that some doctors have completed the normal tenure of posting and in view of the shortage of doctors and specialists in the area, they have not been transferred as per the framed transfer policy in the department.

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