Separate cadre for specialist doctors to overcome shortage: Haryana Health Minister
Chandigarh: A separate cadre of specialist doctors will be created in Haryana to overcome the shortage of medical specialists at hospitals across the State.
Confirmation to this effect has been given by Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij while responding to a question asked during the ongoing budget session of the Assembly on Tuesday.
UNI quotes the Minister saying that the State Government will soon recruit 400 to 500 doctors to overcome the shortage in all state-run hospitals.
He added there are about 4,800 sanctioned posts of doctors in the state, out of which 1,141 posts are currently vacant. Of these, around 200 doctors are working in Chandigarh. He said that directions have been given to the officers concerned for separately sanctioning the posts of doctors working in Chandigarh so that the shortage of doctors who are sent to Chandigarh in the ratio of 40:60 can be overcome.
The Minister further said that after the year 2014, there has been an extensive improvement in the healthcare system in Haryana, due to which the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the state has decreased from 127 to 91 now, Neonatal mortality rate (NMR) has decreased from 26 to 22, Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) has decreased to 30 from 41 as compared to 2014. Apart from this, the sex ratio in the state has also improved and has increased from 868 to 918.
He also informed that the proposal for renovation of the building of Primary Health Center, Hasanpur, Hodal is under process. He said that 14.75 acres of land has been provided by Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran for the construction of 200 bedded hospital in Fatehabad city. The drawing of this hospital has been approved. After completion of all departmental formalities in this regard, construction work of the new building will be started in Sector 9, Fatehabad.
He also informed that 55 posts of Medical Officers have been approved in District Civil Hospital, Ambala City, out of which doctors have been appointed on 46 posts. In addition, seven medical officers are working on deputation outside the District Civil Hospital, Ambala City.