1. Yogi Adityanath government looks to boost health facilities in state, set to hire 1,000 contractual doctors

Yogi Adityanath government looks to boost health facilities in state, set to hire 1,000 contractual doctors

Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that earlier the state had no transfer policy and the doctors were transferred in cities depending on how much they 'spend'

By: | Updated: June 13, 2017 11:00 PM
uttar pradesh, uttar pradesh news, uttar pradesh health facilities, uttar pradesh doctors recruitment, uttar pradesh doctor transfer policy, Yogi Adityanath, siddharth nath singh, sidharth nath singh The Uttar Pradesh government has invited online applications from the doctors for recruitment. (PTI)

The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government is moving ahead in improving health facilities in smaller cities of the state by finalising the transfer policy of doctors. In a cabinet meeting chaired by the UP CM on Tuesday, it was decided to recruit 1000 contractual doctors. In a press conference organized after the meeting, Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that earlier the state had no transfer policy and the doctors were transferred in cities depending on how much they ‘spend’. But it is a thing of past and will not continue in BJP regime now, the state cabinet minister told reporters. Asked about the transfer policy, Siddharth Nath Singh explained that the Cabinet has okayed the policy for doctors according to A, B, C and D categories. While the A category comprises districts like Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi and others, the remaining categories cover the smaller cities, where doctors normally avoid going, he explained, said a PTI report.

He further talked about the recruitment of doctors on the contractual basis and said the number will include 500 specialists on a contract of one year. In this period of time, their performance will be tracked. After the term ends, their contracts might be extended for two or more years depending on their performance.

The state government has invited online applications from the doctors for recruitment. The process of contractual recruitment will be based on ‘Walk In Interview’, shared Siddharth Nath Singh on his Twitter account. Their salary slabs have also been decided and they are fixed according to the postings of doctors in different districts. “Incentives will be given to doctors depending on their posting and work,” said the minister.

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Meanwhile, BJP government also claims that it is working for farmers. While Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra is reeling under farmers’ protest, the Uttar Pradesh government has clarified that the welfare of farmers is the top most priority for it. BJP had promised to waive off loans of farmers of the state in its campaigning for Assembly elections and announced it after it formed the government.

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