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UP mulls Walk-in Appointment of Doctors, doing away with Public Service Commission

UP mulls Walk-in Appointment of Doctors, doing away with Public Service Commission

Allahabad: A proposal was afoot to recruit government doctors in UP through “walk-in interviews”, doing away with the earlier process of selection involving the Public Service Commission, state Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said.

“I wish to propose recruitment of MBBS doctors through walk-in interviews. The selected candidates may directly be posted at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health. Centre (CHC),” he said.

“In this way, there will be no need to involve the UPPSC which has earned a lot of infamy for corruption over the past few years”, he added.

The UPPSC had been rocked by various scandals during the previous Samajwadi Party government in the state.

These included leakage of question papers for civil services preliminary examinations and appointment of Chairman Anil Yadav being struck down by the Allahabad High Court.

The health minister said, “tomorrow, meeting of the state cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, is scheduled. I will try to bring forth the proposal there. If it does not materialise tomorrow then I will certainly take it up next week.”

The minister said that the state is facing a shortage of “7,000-7,500 doctors and 18,000 paramedicals. We also need AIIMS and super-specialty hospitals. But I wish to start off by making optimum use of the resources we already have.”

He also called upon private practitioners to devote a little time to PHCs and help in revolutionising the states health care sector.

He promised incentives for those medical professionals who will put two years of service at PHCs and CHCs and devote their time for the proposed move to introduce “evening OPDs”.

Singh also said he was committed to improve the condition of AYUSH centres and increase the number of BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery) doctors at PHCs and CHCs.

Source: PTI
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    Dr Murar Yeolekar May 5, 2017, 7:06 pm

    The minister decision is a situation and necessity based one. In fact many of the State Public Service Commissions have been tardy enough not able to keep pace with the State Governments requirement.Susequent concurrence within one year , on satisfactory performance can help fulfil statutory requirements. No government can run public services in healthcare without qualified manpower. Dr Murar Yeolekar Mumbai

  2. Maybe an individual doctor is not willing to devote one or two years of his and his families life in a phc/chc. Why not appoint people on once a week or once a fortnight basis and pay them as per number of patients treated?? This is the one solution to our healthcare delivery problem so far as our medical practitioners are concerned. The govt\’s approach of only looking at problems of patients in villages and not at problem of a doctor and his family staying in or near a chc/phc is not taking us anywhere.

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    Prof. Damyanti Agrawal May 5, 2017, 4:09 pm

    Alternatively we should start campus selection like Engineering colleges. Campus selection at graduation level, postgrduation level and at super speciality level. Similarly, campus selection in so many nursing colleges.

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    Dr sushil garg May 5, 2017, 12:47 pm

    It is a good move