4K vacancies of doctor, staff to be filled by Sept, says Punjab minister

4K vacancies of doctor, staff to be filled by Sept, says Punjab minister

Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu inaugurates Jacha Bacha Hospital in Rajpura on Monday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 29

Amid the increasing cases of the coronavirus in the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said 4,000 posts of paramedical staff, including doctors, would be filled by September 2020 to accomplish ‘Mission Fateh’ war waged by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh against Covid-19.

“Doctors have provided services in the fight against coronavirus and other diseases. Now, to overcome the shortage of doctors in government hospitals, the recruitment process will be completed through Baba Farid Medical University,” the minister added.

To ensure quality healthcare services to the people under ‘Mission Fateh’, the Health Minister inaugurated newly constructed 30-bedded mother and child wing at the Government AP Jain Civil Hospital in Rajpura on Monday. Equipped with all modern facilities, the hospital has been constructed at the cost of Rs6 crore.

Health services in Punjab would be modernised and computerised soon on the lines of banking system, besides nine trauma centers were being set up in the state, the minister said.

CT scan and ultrasound services would be provided at all government hospitals on the AIIMS and PGIMER rates in synergy with private players, the minister added.

On the demand of Rajpura MLA Hardiyal Singh Kamboj, the minister assured that an orthopaedic surgeon would be posted at the AP Jain Civil Hospital soon.

Meanwhile, the Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Harish Malhotra, highlighted the situation of health services and Covid-19 in the district.

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