Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Fill vacant posts of doctor in KBK, Panel to Govt

The Pioneer, June 12, 2007

Pioneer News Service | Bhubaneswar
...State to appoint 890 nursing staffs

The Standing Committee on Health on Monday recommended the Government to fulfill the posts of doctors that are lying vacant in the KBK region.

The meeting which was held under the chairmanship of BJD MLA Kalinidi Charan Behera observed that Government should take some proactive steps to strengthen the health system in the State.

It also asked the Government inform the people when a health mobile unit visits a particular area. "As people are not able to know the exact date of the mobile van coming to the area, they are unable to get the benefit from the doctors,'' the Committee members argued.It also asked the Government to direct the Orissa Public Service Commission (OPSC) to appoint doctors on regular basis.

Meanwhile, the Government has decided to appoint 890 nurses in different hospitals on a contract basis. In the district headquarter hospitals eight nurses will be given appointment. Similarly, in the sub-divisional level hospitals the number would be six each, three each in 68 community hospitals and two each in 131 primary health centres. In the 2007-08 financial year, another 1,000 nursing staffs and 400 ANM will be given appointment.

Similarly, 60 laboratory technicians, 314 homeopathic and Ayurvedic doctors, 314 programme officers and 314 accountants will be given appointment. Fifty system analysts, date-entry operators will also be given appointment.

For the management of the three medical colleges, 35 hospital administrators and 22 Accountant -cum-DEO will be given appointment.

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