Despite financial constraints, Punjab govt hires 558 doctors

Punjab government on Thursday has announced to employ 558 doctors for state. Health Minister Brahm Mohindra stated that “The department has completed the process of recruiting 558 doctors in the state”.

“The recruitment process is over”, he added. The newly recruited doctors including specialists will be posted across the state at Community Health Centres (CHC), Primary Health Centres (PHC) and district hospitals as per the requisition of civil surgeons, the minister stated in an official release in Chandigarh.

He further stated that “In spite of financial constraints, the recruitment of doctors at such a scale was done after a gap of 10 years. This is a major milestone achieved by the Health Department in fulfilling promises made to public by the Congress in its election manifesto.”

The minister has asked the civil surgeons to put up the requisition for the posting of doctors at district, sub divisional, CHC and PHC-level hospitals.


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