Rural Doctor Posts: Over 7,000 Vacancies

by Kathy Jones on  August 26, 2012 at 9:47 PM General Health News
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The parliament was informed last week that over 7,000 posts are lying vacant for doctors in rural areas across the country since last year.
 Rural Doctor Posts: Over 7,000 Vacancies
Rural Doctor Posts: Over 7,000 Vacancies

"According to the Rural Health Statistics, 2011, there were 7,246 vacant positions for doctors in primary health centres (PHCs) across the country," Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Sudip Bandopadhyay told the Lok Sabha.





PHCs and community health centres (CHC) are the pulse of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the seven-year-old flagship programme launched to provide accessible healthcare in rural and remote areas.





According to ministry of health, India has over 23,000 PHCs and nearly 4,800 CHCs.





"There are 3,880 positions vacant for specialists in CHCs," Bandopadhay added in his reply.





In diagnostics, there were 3,525 vacancies for lab technicians.

Source: IANS

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aks12us

Really a big shame for docs..... since india the really india that needs them and they are not around ...

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