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Over 50% CHC MO posts vacant

| | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

More than 50 per cent of Medical Officer (MO) posts in Community Health Centres (CHCs) and nearly 36 per cent of MOs in Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and other hospitals are lying vacant in the State.

This was revealed from information furnished by Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena in the State Assembly in response to a question of Congress MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria on Thursday.

There are 380 CHCs and 1,354 PHCs and OHs operating in the State. While the CHCs together have 1,900 sanctioned MOs, of them 955 posts (50.26% of the total posts) are lying vacant. Similarly, the PHCs and OHs together have 1,354 sanctioned MO posts and, of them, 484 (35.96%) are vacant.

The Minister also informed that the State Government has asked the Odisha Public Services Commission to recruit 2,173 posts in the Government hospitals during the current year.

To a related question of BJP MLA Pradeep Purohit, the Minister informed that the six Government medical colleges have total 1,206 sanctioned teacher posts and, of them, 345 are vacant

While the SCB Medical College has 119 teaching posts vacant against strength of 380, MKCG Medical College, Brahsmapur has 66 posts vacant against 254 and VIMSAR, Burla has 96 posts vacant against 286 sanctioned posts. 

Similarly, one out of 35 posts in the SCB Dental College and Hospital, 25 out of 124 newly launched PRM MCH, Baripada and 40 of 127 in another newly-launched SLN MCH, Koraput are vacant.    




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