700 vacant posts of doctors to be filled soon: Shabir

Minister of State for Health, Shabir Ahmad Khan today said that 700 doctors would be soon added in Health Services system of the state by filling up the vacant posts.

He said in this regard the selection process for recruitment of doctors, through Public Service Commission (PSC), is at final stage.

ShabirApprising that provision for better quality health care facilities has received focused attention of the government, he said that besides upgradation of health infrastructure, including construction of hospital buildings in rural and hilly areas, many new health institutions in difficult topography areas have also been prioritized.

Addressing a public meetings today at Pallian, Rajouri after inaugurating New Type Primary Health Center Building constructed at a cost of Rs 1.07 crore, the Minister said that government would soon add over 700 doctors in Health Services by filling up of vacant posts. He said in this regard the selection process of these doctors through Public Service Commission is at final stage. He said once the selection list received from the PSC these doctors would be posted on vacant posts in the hospitals especially in rural and hilly area.

The Minister said that the economic welfare of rural and hilly areas is the top priority of the government adding that implementation of special schemes for socio-economic transformation have yielded tangible results at grass root level in the State. He said governments’ priority is to upgrade communication, education and health cover in these areas and extent assistance to help generate economic activities and give fillip to the education and health care facilities.

The Minister also called upon the Panches and Sarpanches to highlight the problems and developmental needs of the people before the government for their early mitigation. He said that they should also ensure that benefits of Flagship programmes like MGNERGA, NRHM,PMGSY, R-APDRP and SSA, RMSA reach to all villages and hamlets. The Minister called upon the people to continue their full support to the government for meeting the goal of prosperous Jammu and Kashmir. He asked them that not to heed on hallow sloganeering of vested interests whose aim was to use innocent people for their personal motives.

The Minister reaffirmed that being the local representative equal development of all the areas was my priority and no injustice would be done to any area of the Constituency on the developmental front. He assured the people that all their genuine developmental needs would be carry out in a phased manner. He also impressed upon the officers to solve the people’s genuine problems and developmental needs on priority.

Meanwhile, the Minister inspected the pace of progress on Himalton Bridge at Rajouri town, which is being repaired at an estimated cost of Rs.15 lakh. The Minister directed the concerned authority’s to accelerate the pace of work on this crucial bridge for immediate completion for convenience of the people.

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