To deal with the scarcity of specialist doctors in Punjab government hospitals, now government has decided to consider MBBS doctors with diplomas for appearing in interviews for the post of specialist doctors.
Dr Jatinder Kaur, deputy director health, shared this information while she was in Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital with health secretary Vikas Garg to conduct an inquiry into the deaths of newborns, on Monday.
Health secretary Vikas Garg admitted the scarcity of specialist doctors in the state. He said the burden in hospitals had increased manifolds, but the staff was not increasing with same ratio.
It had caused an imbalance and now government was trying to get specialist doctors too, Garg added.
Kaur said, “As not many MD doctors are coming for services in the government hospitals during walk in interviews, now government has decided even to consider MBBS doctors with diplomas to appear in walk-in-interviews for the post of specialist doctors.
She said only three gynaecologists appeared in the walk-in-interview held on Saturday. Government hospitals have initiated the recruitment process for MBBS doctors that would be completed soon.