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78 posts of doctors vacant in Sonepat medical college

78 posts of doctors vacant in Sonepat medical college

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Chandigarh, March 15

The Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, has 78 posts of doctor out of 171 sanctioned ones vacant. As regards to the posts of paramedic, 185 out of 267 sanctioned ones are vacant.

Health Minister Anil Vij gave this information during the Question Hour in the Assembly today while replying to a question by Congress legislator Jagbir Singh Malik.

“The government is on the job to fill the posts in BPS Women’s Medical College as per norms of the National Medical Commission. Some posts have been lying vacant because of pending court cases. Once the cases are settled, the vacancies will be filled,” he said.

To a question about medical institutions for paramedics in the state, the Health Minister said that as compared to the first term of the Khattar government, MBBS seats had increased to 1,685, BDS seats to 850 and MDS seats to 258.

The minister also said that during the first term of the BJP government, six Government Nursing Colleges were opened. “I want that nursing colleges should be opened in every district of the state.” — TNS

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