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At a time when the entire State is reeling under the natural calamity, selection of around five dozen specialist doctors will surely bring relief to those residents who are living in the higher areas of the State. Officials said that the medical officers would be posted in the fringe areas instead of at district hospitals in order to provide round the clock medical assistance to the villagers.
Despite the fact that more than one decade has passed since the State came into existence, shortage of medical officers and para-medical staff has been hampering department efforts to provide round the clock medical assistance to especially those villagers who are living in the remote areas of the State. Even after offering attractive terms and perks to medical officers, they are not coming forward to join the State medical cadre.
Realising the shortage of medical officers in the State and to fulfill vacant posts of the State, notification was issued in the last year. Out of the 153 interviews held in the last month, 67 specialist doctors were selected to join the State medical cadre. Department officials told that 1,255 medical officers are serving in the community health centres, primary health centres and health centres against the sanctioned post of 2,422 medical officers. Among the worst affected areas are higher areas of the State where medicos abstain to join the health centres.
Due to the acute shortage of medicos especially in the remote areas of the State, villagers are forced to traverse several kilometres to access to the medical and health facilities. Besides, shifting of patients from health centres to district hospitals has put the lives of seriously ill patients at risk and long serpentine queue of patients can be easily seen at Dehradun, Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar districts of the State.
Department officials told that six surgeon, seven orthopaedics surgeon, four ENT, five eye surgeon, eight antitheist, one cardiologist, 11 gynaecologists, 10 paediatricians, four pathologist and dermatologist, three chest specialists and two psychiatrists are selected to join the State medical cadre.
While speaking to The Pioneer, Dr CP Arya, director general (Medical, Health and Family Welfare) said that posting of the doctors would be primarily done at the remote and mountainous areas of the State.
He said that shortage of medical officers and para-medical staff is likely to overcome in the coming days once the more medical colleges have started functioning in the near future.



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