Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday his government will soon take a decision to extend the retirement age of government doctors to 65 years.
“As we are facing a huge shortage of doctors in the country, our government is working on a plan to extend the retirement age of the doctors to 65 years,” Modi said while addressing a rally in Saharanpur to mark two years of his government.
“The cabinet will soon approve a bill to increase the retirement age of government doctors from 60 to 65 years,” he said.
Modi said it will help doctors serve the nation till the time more new doctors join the profession.
The Prime Minister also requested the doctors to offer free health services to pregnant women on the ninth of every month.
“Earlier also, I had requested the doctors and today again I request them to give free health services to pregnant women on the ninth of every month,” Modi said.
“This free health service for 12 days in a year will ensure that no mother bears the pain of poverty.”