Doda, Kishtwar facing acute shortage of doctors

Out of 438 sanctioned posts, 202 lying vacant

Abid Pampori
Doda, Publish Date: Apr 23 2018 12:46AM | Updated Date: Apr 23 2018 12:46AM
Doda, Kishtwar facing acute shortage of doctors

The tall claims of health department to provide quality health services in hilly districts could be gauged from the fact that out of 438 sanctioned posts of doctors in the erstwhile Doda district 202 are lying vacant. 

As per the district wise sanctioned strength of posts and vacancies’ in Doda district, a total of 215 posts are sanctioned for doctors, while only 113 are filled and 102 are lying vacant. 

In Kishtwar district, the sanctioned posts of doctors are 101. Only 50 posts are filled, while 51 are vacant. 

In Ramban district, sanctioned posts of doctors are122, but only 73 posts are filled and 49 are lying vacant. 

The figures are sufficient enough to reveal the state health care in the erstwhile Doda district and seriousness of the government to address the issue as these posts have been lying vacant since long.   

It is pertinent to mention here that the doctors who have attained their MBBS degrees from outside India have to qualify MCI entrance test in India to be eligible for appointment in India and the state of Jammu and Kashmir as well. 

To overcome the shortage of doctors in hilly and remote areas the state government has engaged candidates with BAMS and BUMS degrees.


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