Health Department Balochistan issues appointment orders to 1026 doctors

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Health Department Balochistan issues appointment orders to 1026 doctors

Health Desk :

The health department government of Balochistan has issued appointment orders to more than 1026 doctors in the province. Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan took to social media network Twitter and announced appointments of doctors.

The Chief Minister said the doctors include 496 medical officers, 382 lady medical officers, and 148 dental surgeons. He said 8 district headquarters hospitals have been declared teaching and PGMI would be made fully functional to facilitate the masses.

Doctors appointed on a contract basis

“We have appointed the doctors on a contract basis”, Noor ul Haq Baloch, the Secretary Health Balochistan told Quetta Voice. The period of the contract order is for one year, which is extendable, Mr. Baloch said.

The government has decided to post the doctors in Quetta and all 33 districts of Balochistan to overcome the shortage of doctors, the Secretary of health informed. Government-run hospitals paint a bleak picture when it comes to health facilities and the availability of doctors across Balochistan.

Over 1,000 doctors appointment in process at BPSC 

The Balochistan government has already advertised over 1,000 posts of doctors through the Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC). The process of tests completed for the appointment of doctors, a well-placed inside BPSC said.

The process of interviews for the appointment of doctors would commence from February 1st, the BPSC official informed.

YDA earlier rejected ad-hoc appointments 

The Young Doctors Association (YDA) Balochistan had already opposed the recruitment of doctors on a contract basis. The YDA had demanded the recruitment of doctors through BPSC on regular basis. Postgraduate residents as decided by the Health department along with YDA must be given appointments in their respective specialties/Units to make sure the delivery of health facilities to masses, Dr. Rahim Babar, the Spokesman YDA said.

However, the Secretary of Health Balochistan said contract appointments made to overcome the shortage of doctors and improve health facilities at government-run hospitals. “We will post doctors once BPSC approves their recommendations”, Mr. Baloch said referring to permanent orders of doctors.

The number of government doctors in Balochistan is over 5,000. However, over 3,000 vacancies of doctors are lying vacant in the province, Noor ul Haq Baloch concluded.

Health Department Balochistan issues appointment orders to 1026 doctors

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