Direct recruitment of doctors from medical colleges, more hospitals on govt agenda in Bihar
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said on Saturday that in the next one year, appointments will be made directly from the Medical College Campus to fill the vacant seats of doctors.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said on Saturday that in the next one year, appointments will be made directly from the Medical College Campus to fill the vacant seats of doctors. In his address after inaugurating the annual conference of 'Indian College of Cardiology', Modi said that there is a huge shortage of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in Bihar. He blamed the old governments for this and said that the governments before 2005 did not open any new medical, nursing colleges in the government sector. The present NDA government is going to open 11 new medical colleges. About 1400 students will be admitted to the medical colleges of Bihar from this academic session.
Modi said that while Tamil Nadu has 49 medical colleges and one doctor for 253 people, Kerala has 34 medical colleges and one doctor on 535 people. There are 57 medical colleges in Karnataka and one doctor for a population of 507. There are only 13 medical colleges in Bihar with one doctor per for a population of 3207. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) standard, there should be one doctor per 1000 people. Delhi has three doctors on 1000 people.
The Bihar deputy CM further said, "MBBS studies have started at Patna's Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), Bettiah and Pavapuri. A 300-bed hospital at Purnia at Rs 365 crore, 500-bed hospital at Chhapra at Rs 425 crore and a medical college and hospital is under construction at Madhepura at Rs 781 crore and in Bettiah at 775 crore.
Modi said that tender has been floated for the construction of medical college and hospital in Vaishali, Begusarai, Sitamarhi, Jhanjharpur and Buxar. Medical colleges operate in the private sector in Katihar, Kishanganj and Rohtas. Under the private sector, medical colleges have been approved Saharsa and Madhubani.
(With IANS inputs)
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