24June2019

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MP Suggests Filling Up of Vacant Posts of Medical Specialists with Attractive Remuneration

Port Blair, June 24:  The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has taken up the matter of filling up all the 22 Nos. vacant posts of Medical Specialist Doctors in the health department of A&N Administration.  Shri Sharma, in his letter to the Lt. Governor stated that due to non availability of sanctioned strength of Medical Specialist with DHS, the large population of these islands are deprived of specialized medical care in the hospitals of A&N islands.

He expressed that the reason behind non availability of Medical Specialist doctors is due to less remuneration/salary being paid by the A&N Administration, for which the Specialist Doctors are not showing their willingness to render services in the far flung islands since the specialist doctors are getting higher salary in the mainland hospitals ranging from Rs.2.50 to Rs.3 lakhs per month. 

In order to have an effective curative, preventive and supportive health care delivery system for the islanders in the District Hospitals, Community Health Centres as well in the GB Pant Govt. Hospital, the Member of Parliament has requested to fill up all the vacant posts of Medical Specialist in various discipline by enhancing the existing remuneration with other facilities for the benefits of the islanders at the earliest.

  • Written by Denis Giles
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