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Haryana: Govt mulls on increasing doctors retirement age

Haryana: Govt mulls on increasing doctors retirement age

Chandigarh: To meet the shortage of doctors, Haryana government is mulling a proposal to increase their retirement age limit to 62 years from present 58.State government is considering a proposal to increase the doctors retirement age limit, Health Minister Anil Vij said while presiding over a review meeting here.

He said directions have been issued to also prepare proposal for the promotion of doctors to the post of civil surgeon.

Vij said directions have also been issued to provide all 163 homeopathic doctors with laptops equipped with advanced homeopathy software–Radar and printers–to facilitate them in promotion of homeopathy.

This software would not only help in maintaining proper records of all patients in hospitals but would also help them in prescribing medicines, he said, according to an official release here.

Vij said a cadre of specialised doctors would be formed in the state for which recruitment would be done.

Besides this, an ayurvedic doctor, one MBBS doctor and one BDS doctor were being posted in all 550 primary health centres (PHCs) in rural areas.

In its first phase, 124 Ayurvedic doctors would soon be posted at PHCs. Those PHCs where more than one MBBS doctors are posted, they would be shifted to other centers, he added.

Source: PTI
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