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Govt planning to increase retirement age of specialist doctors

Saturday, 10 August 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that an elaborate work plan for providing health services within ten kilometre periphery of every individual in the state should be prepared and should be implemented in a time bound manner. He gave a directive regarding this to the officials during a review meeting of the medical health and family welfare department at state secretariat on Friday. He said that the institutional deliveries should be promoted. On a stern note the CM said that the availability of medicines in the government hospitals should be ensured. He directed the officials that special attention should be paid on the districts where the girl child sex ratio is less.  The review of the department was done on the basis of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of CM’s dashboard.  He said that by the year 2022 all the sub centres would be upgraded into ‘health and wellness centres’. The CM directed the officers of the department to prepare a proposal of increasing retirement age of the specialist and super specialist doctors. In the meeting the CM was told that the health indicators are showing an improvement. They claimed that the percentage of institutional deliveries in the state has increased to 71 percent and the maternal mortality rate has shown a decline of 84 points. They said that the infant mortality rate has declined from 38 per thousand to 32 per thousand. The CM was informed that the percentage of children under immunisation has increased from 87 percent to 99 percent in last two years. All the blood banks have been linked with E -raktkoshas.  The officials further informed that the state health services has 2152 doctors and soon 314 more doctors would be recruited.  It was claimed that the department would provide facilties of ICU in all district hospitals by next year. A total of 64000 benficiaries have so far availed the benefit of Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana. The CM was told that the 90 assistant professors have recently been given permanent appointments in the medical colleges of the state. A state cancer institute would be set up by upgrading the Swami Ram Cancer Institute at Government medical college Haldwani.  In the meeting the minister of state for women and child development, Rekha Arya, Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, Secretary Nitesh Jha and others were present.

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