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UPPSC to appoint 2065 doctors

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With an aim to tide over the prevailing crisis of doctors in state-run hospitals, UP Public service Commission has approved appointment of 2065 doctors with immediate effect so that quality health facilities could be provided.

Health minister Sidharthnath Singh said that hospitals were facing an acute shortage of doctors. “There is vacancy of 7328 posts of doctors. When the Yogi government came to power it initiated a process of appointing doctors at a priority so that people could be given quality health facilities at district hospitals, Community Health Centres (CHCs) of tehsils and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) of villages respectively,” Singh said in a statement issued in Lucknow on Wednesday.

The spokesman said that the UP Public Service Commission was asked to expedite the appointment process and it released a list of 2065 doctors including specialists. 

Uttar Pradesh has beeen facing acute shortage of doctors. Against proposed posts of 18382 doctors around 7348 posts are lying vacant. The previous Samajwadi Party government had initiated the process of appointing doctors but it failed. The Akhilesh government also invited retired doctors for fresh appointments but only 297 doctors expressed willingness.

The Health minister said that the government sent a proposal in 2014-15 to appoint 2220 doctors while in 2015-16 another proposal to recruit 1066 doctors was forwarded to the UP Public service Commission. 

"Against the requests, the UP Public Service Commission approved recruitment of 2065 doctors. The appointment of other doctors will be expedited soon,” Singh said.

Earlier, the Yogi Government had decided to introduce walk-in interviews to meet the demand of doctors. At a cabinet meeting on June 13, the government decided to appoint these doctors on contract basis for one year which could be extended for another year. 

Around 500 MBBS and 500 specialised doctors were to be appointed through walk-in interviews. “This appointment process is over and beside that appointments were being made through State Public Service Commission,” Singh said.




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