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Punjab: 55 doctors appointed at ESI hospitals

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Punjab: 55 doctors appointed at ESI hospitals

Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra said that these posts were lying vacant for more than five years on account of the shortage of doctors in the health department.

Chandigarh:  Punjab Health and Family Welfare department has issued appointment letters to 50 Medical Officers and five Medical Officer Specialists for its ESI hospitals and dispensaries.

Similarly for the BBMB-run hospitals, the state government has issued appointment letters for eleven specialist doctors and nine Medical Officers. With this 31 posts of doctors earmarked for Punjab stand filled up.

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Stating this here on Friday, Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra said that these posts were lying vacant for more than five years on account of the shortage of doctors in the health department.

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He said that with the appointment on these vacant 55 posts of doctors they have achieved the milestone of cent-percent availability of doctors in ESI hospitals and dispensaries.

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Earlier, Medical Dialogues had reported that a controversy had sparked in Punjab after the State Medical Education Department initiated the recruitment process where it claimed few doctors to be ineligible for faculty posts.

According to a recent media report, the department started the process of recruitment to hire 100 senior doctors and medical faculty for three government colleges in the state. The department issued the eligibility for the posts of professor, associate professor and an assistant professor wherein the candidates needed to hold at least three-years experience from recognized PG medical college.

30 doctors in Faridkot’s Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, who intended to apply for the respective posts, were considered ineligible for the post.

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