Odisha Govt Approves Appointment Of 2000 Doctors

Bhubaneswar: In order to tackle doctor shortage in the state, the Odisha government today approved a proposal to recruit 2,000 doctors.

The new doctors will be posted at Sub Divisional Hospitals, Primary Health Centres (PHC) and Community Health Centres (CHC. 

State health minister Naba Kishore Das said that with the appointment of additional doctors each CHC will have five doctors.

Sources in the state health department said that of the sanctioned 6719 posts of doctors, 513 are lying vacant in the state. With the new posts, the sanctioned strength of doctors in Odisha increased to 8719.

Earlier the state government has decided to increase the retirement age of doctors for contractual engagement from 68 to 70 years.

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