Not every doctor who retires from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) opts for perks offered by private hospitals.
A few retired senior consultants of the PGIMER have approached the UT health department with an offer to serve patients at government hospitals in the city on honorary basis.
During a meeting in this regard on Monday, health officials appreciated the offer, saying that it will provide better services to patients.
“A group of retired PGIMER doctors have put forth a request to the UT administration, wherein they have offered to work on honorary basis in the city hospitals. Today a meeting was held to look into the proposal. The things are still at a preliminary stage and we have to decide the nitty-gritty, including days of working and timings,” said an official of the UT health department. The official said the department received the proposal a few months earlier, and is trying to revive it, for which the meeting was held.
In the UT health department, there are 46 MBBS doctors (regular) and 89 specialists (regular) as on June, 2015. Under the National Health Mission, 175 posts were sanctioned, of which 119 have been filled. These include 29 specialists, 57 medical officers, 12 BDS and 21 Ayush doctors.