Lucknow (EI): In the Assembly Ayurvedic, Unani and Homeopathy doctors to be posted in district hospitals across the state
The Uttar Pradesh government today said it would post doctors possessing degrees in ayurvedic, unani and homeopathy in district hospitals across the state. The government also said it would appoint about 5,000 Ayush doctors who were removed from their posts during the previous BSP regime.
“The state government would post at least one doctor of each of the three medicine systems in the district hospitals across the state,” Health and Family Welfare Minister Ahmad Hasan made this announcement in the state Assembly today. The government would also ensure availability of doctors of allopathic medicines in the district hospitals, the minister said while presenting the demands for grant to his department.
Regarding job for the Ayush doctors who were removed in October last year during Mayawati regime, Hasan said the government would get them adjusted. He, however, clarified that their certificates would be verified before their appointment.
Highlighting the priorities of his government for providing medical facilities to the people, the minister said the government has proposed Rs 20 crore for setting up a high-level cancer institute in the state.
Besides, the government has taken a decision to start Paramedical Science College in Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s native village Safai (Etawah) from the next session. The government has proposed Rs 20 crore for construction works at the college in the budget of medical education department. The government has also made arrangement of Rs 26 crore for construction works in the UP Rural Medical Sciences and Research, Safai, which is already functional.
The health minister further said he has already abolished the centralised purchase system of medicines in his department. He added the government’s main concern is availability of medicines manufactured by reputed companies. The medicines would be purchased at district level, he added.
He also said his priority is to put a check on corruption in the health department. He said ambulances would be made available at every Community Health Centre across the state soon.
He told the House that there were vacancies of 5,000 doctors in the health department. “About 1,200 doctors who were selected by the UP Public Service Commission, have been appointed by the health department. This is for the first time all the 1,200 doctors have joined duties,” he added.
According to him, the department had sought choices of three places from such doctors for their postings and they were given postings at one of these three places. Earlier, doctors had refused to join duties as they were given postings far from their native places, he added. He assured the House that the government would soon appoint about 2,500/3,000 doctors in the state.
The minister also said that doctors who give wrong postmortem reports must be dismissed from their jobs. He reminded the House about the alleged wrong medical reports in the Nigahsan rape case in which a girl was raped and murdered inside a police station in Kheri district. He also referred to the medical reports submitted in the case of mysterious death of Deputy CMO Y S Sachan inside the Lucknow jail.
He also announced that a director-level officer would be posted in Gorakhpur to monitor the government’s attempt to tackle JE disease.
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