THE STATE Government has earmarked a sum of Rs 11 crore to modernise and renovate all district hospitals in the State. Calling upon doctors to work dedicatedly for improving health services, State Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Ajay Vishnoi has assured that the State Government was committed to provide better health services to the citizens and was taking concrete steps in this direction.
Vishnoi said that recruitment had been initiated to absorb 1,200 rural nurses and 500 nurses for urban areas, and during the next five years 100 nurses would be recruited each year for hospitals of medical colleges.
Presently, Madhya Pradesh has 25 nursing colleges but women have not shown much interest in this field, he said. To change this scenario, the State Government would provide free nursing education to XII standard-pass girls and absorb them in government services after successful completion of their training programme.
Efforts were on to recruit lab technicians, radiographers etc to fill vacant posts, he said adding that 500 new posts would be created to employ doctors in rural areas.
Campus recruitment has also been conducted to meet the shortage. The doctors of Health Department have been promoted to class I rank, the State Public Health and Family Welfare Minister said.
The government has no shortage of funds and is committed wholeheartedly to meet the task, he added.