Rural Health service falls ‘ill’ without doctors
Scarcity of Specialist doctors, many posts are vacant from past two years
Though the specialist doctors were offered handsome packages and privileges, many specialists from the field of Psychiatry, Anesthesia, Genecology, Chest medicine and TB, Eye-Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Dermatology and Dentistry, etc. did not turn up to serve the posts.
As per the information provided by the Public Health Department, 379 first class doctors’ posts out of 551 are vacant.
Where 26 posts of medical officers are approved, 20 posts are vacant out of them. The same treatment is given to above mentioned sciences.
Every year the state government is taking efforts to eradicate the TB disease, but many succumb to death each year. The state government has allotted 29 posts of the specialist doctors in this regard, out of which 28 posts are vacant.
As per the central government’s directive, it is mandatory to fill two TB chief officers’ in the state, but shockingly no position has been filled yet so far.
Considering the suicide cases in the rural area, a psychology department has been started at district hospitals in the state. But the vacant posts have paralyzed the work procedure of the department.
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