GMC post graduates to work a year at PHCs, CHCs, says Parsekar
The Health Minister, Mr Laxmikant Parsekar, on Wednesday informed the legislative assembly that, as per a contract with the government, the post-graduates passing out from the Goa Medical College, will have to compulsorily work for one year at the primary and community health centres around the state. “We will soon depute these doctors at the PHCs and CHCs,” he added.
Admitting that there is a dearth of doctors at the primary and community health centres in Goa, the Health Minister stated that by July this year, all the PHCs and CHCs, besides government hospitals, will have enough doctors to take care of the patients.
Speaking further, Mr Parsekar observed that the previous government had recruited large number of patient attendants in various government health institutions, without proper study. “The present government on the other hand has already recruited around 100 doctors till now, and would be engaging more,” he noted, informing that the health department, since March 2012 has filled 231 posts on permanent basis, and another 135 on contract basis. It was also informed that 67 contract workers of the malaria cell of the Directorate of Health Services, who were in service for 10 to 16 years, had also been regularised in the service. [NT]