BENGALURU: For the first time in the history of the health department’s recruitment drive, the number of applicants has crossed the number of vacancies, and that too for remote places.In its latest “Nimma quote, namma post” recruitment drive for specialists in rural areas, 2,883 applications were received against 1,212 vacancies. This innovative drive, whereby specialists could seek desired remuneration to work in rural ares, was started to fill the shortage of specialists in district and taluk hospitals as well as community health centres.
Here, the doctor can quote his expected salary through online bidding. Highest number of applications are for Anaesthetist posts at 519 and General Surgeons at 436. Salary bids range from `60,000 to `5 lakh.
“By Saturday, DCs heading the contract appointment committees will finalise performance-linked MoU with lowest quote,” said Principal Health Secretary Shalini Rajneesh.
Applications are still open and one can apply through the website www.karhfw.gov.in through a Google form link. One has to enclose the expected monthly emoluments in the application. Candidates can also call 104 Aarogya Sahayavani for information.
Asked who came up with the innovative idea, Rajneesh said, “Manoj Jhalani, joint secretary to the Union government, told us that Uttar Pradesh is planning such a move. We took his permission and executed it. Let’s give full credit to Uttar Pradesh Mission Director (MD) of National Health Mission (NHM). They and many other states will be executing now.” NHM’s website mentions Alok Kumar as current MD, NHM, of Uttar Pradesh.
Performance matters too
It is not just the lowest quote that will get you the job. NHM has a scoring system for performance and maximum points to be earned are 100. If you are an obstetrician, the number of checkups, normal deliveries and elective cesarean section deliveries that you have done among 14 other parameters will evaluate your performance.