The government has decided to step up the emergency recruitment of doctors to overcome their shortage in government hospitals in the state, Health Minister V S Sivakumar has said.
‘’A total of 547 assistant surgeons have been appointed from the PSC rank-list and 500 others have been recruited through NRHM. If needed, more doctors will be recruited on an emergency basis. PSC has already started conducting interviews in this regard,” Sivakumar told reporters here.
The government will take all steps to fill up all vacancies of doctors by next year, Sivakumar said, adding that the government has also decided to increase their salaries.
A poly trauma care facility with mortuary and a geriatric training centre will be set up at the Medical College here at a cost of Rs 21.6 crore. The work on this will commence from January and will be completed in 18 months.
A multi-disciplinary research lab, four new X-ray machines, a central liquid oxygen plant and a power laundry will also be set up at the Medical College. A central kitchen with the facility to prepare meals for 2,000 patients will be set up with the partnership with the Social Welfare Department, Sivakumar said.