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Rs 1,50,000 to MBBS; Rs 1,75,000 to specialist: Uttarakhand offers retired Army doctors

Rs 1,50,000 to MBBS; Rs 1,75,000 to specialist: Uttarakhand offers retired Army doctors

Dehradun: Suffering from an acute shortage of medical practitioners, particularly at remote and hilly areas despite taking all measures, the Uttarakhand government is now looking upto retired army doctors to fill in its vacancies.

As a massive incentives for such doctors, the state government has announced a double the normal salary package. Such doctors can earn upto as much as Rs 1.85 lakh, depending on their speciality.

Hindustan Times reports that the state is currently battling with a shortage standing around 60% with only 1100 doctors against 2700 sanctioned posts. Despite the government imposing compulsory rural service and repeatedly advertising for vacancies, still it found no takers for its hilly area centres.

With the acute shortage, the government is now looking at retired army doctors, and has decided to offer them a higher an increased salary of doctors up to of 50 percent.

HT further reports that initially, a pay package ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.25 lakh depending on their specilization was proposed.

“However, the army doctors sought a further hike in the package according to their specialization. Accordingly, the proposed package was hiked by up to 50% along with offering free accommodation for them wherever available,” a health department source told the daily.

With the government’s revised proposal, the doctors will get higher salaries according to their specialities. As neuro-surgeons are likely to be offered Rs 1,85,000 while specialists would be offered Rs 1,75,000. The MBBS and diploma doctors are likely to get Rs 1,50,000

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the state government took the strict action against the 240 doctors who were failed to comply their duties in rural areas.

Read also: Uttarakhand: 240 Doctors May face Suspension

Read also: Uttarakhand: Compulsory Rural postings for passouts of Doon Medical College

Source: with inputs
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  1. The reason why Army doctors are preferred is due to their adaptability in remote inhospitable terrain. Retired, because they don\’t have family commitments (children education etc)

  2. Why not choosen other state\’s doctors also ?
    Are they inferior to Army doctors ?

  3. Yes it should open up for medical professionals from every state so that interested doctors can be part of it

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    Prof (Dr) Anand Sagar November 28, 2017, 2:44 pm

    Why only retired army doctors.
    Should open up for all categories of doctors – civilian or army , retired or fresh.

  5. Not only uttarakhand but other states should follow suit,some states have followed prime minister announcement of 65 years for retirement but it is not so in our state nagaland,any specific reason for non acceptance of PM\’s announcement?where the services of doctors are in dire needs in remote areas.

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    Dr Debendra Sahoo November 28, 2017, 9:44 pm

    May kindly brought to the information of our honourable National president of IMA Dr KKAgrawal, IMA is the right forum to take this issue of enhancement of retirement age of doctors in all state, this will bring uniformity of service of doctors in all government hospitals, please write this to IMA National president,New Delhi. thanks with regards.

  7. Fresh doctors are not coming forward and hence this idea of recruiting Army Doctors Sir ..Who have worked in Hostile environments !!!

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    Dr Naresh Mahajan November 28, 2017, 12:04 pm

    This offer should be made available to civilian Doctors also as some may be willing to relocate specially to hill station posts.