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Punjab: Salary of Specialist doctors increased from Rs 70,000 to Rs 1 lakh; 87 appointed

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Punjab: Salary of Specialist doctors increased from Rs 70,000 to Rs 1 lakh; 87 appointed

The Minister said that in order to fulfill the shortage of specialist doctors, the state government has increased the salary of specialist doctors from Rs 70,000 to Rs 1,00,000. He said that to provide health facilities in the remote areas of state, the special area incentive of Rs 20,000 to Rs 60,000 is being also given to the special doctors after which doctors have shown the keen interest to serve in specific remote areas. He said that special incentives are also being provided to the Gynaecologists.

Chandigarh: Punjab Health and Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu recently handed over the appointed letters to 87 specialist doctors.

While congratulating newly appointed medical officers, Mr Sidhu said that the state government is paying special attention to the Department of Health, Education and various reforms have been implemented in these sectors.

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He said that among 87 specialist doctors, 37 are Gynaecologists, 23 are Paediatricians, nine are Medicine Specialists, ten are Surgeons, five are Psychiatrists and three are DNB Consultants. He also said that under National Health Mission, around 3100 medical and paramedical besides other staff have been recruited as far. The procedure of other recruitment is under process.

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The Minister said that in order to fulfill the shortage of specialist doctors, the state government has increased the salary of specialist doctors from Rs 70,000 to Rs 1,00,000. He said that to provide health facilities in the remote areas of state, the special area incentive of Rs 20,000 to Rs 60,000 is being also given to the special doctors after which doctors have shown the keen interest to serve in specific remote areas. He said that special incentives are also being provided to the Gynaecologists.

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He further said that to further fulfill the need of specialists doctors, the state government would soon implement the new policy to reappoint the retired doctors. He said that under this new policy, the formula of paying salary to the reappointed doctors would be the last drawn salary minus pension.

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