Health Minister Thakur Kaul Singh announced to fill all vacant posts of specialists, super-specialists and para-medical staff in state hospitals and medical colleges would be filled in the next one year.

While talking to the press at Palampur, Health Minister vowed to modernize the health sector. He said that it’s Govt’s top priority to provide necessary facilities in state hospitals. He revealed that the Govt had also planned to grant additional incentives to doctors, particularly the specialists and super-specialists, to join the state services.

He accused previous Govt for the faulty recruitment policies. He claimed during that period, a number of post graduate (PG) doctors left the state services and the government made no efforts to retain them.

He said now the government had changed the recruitment policy of doctors with an intention to fill up all vacant posts. Besides, it had also urged the Medical Council of India (MCI) to enhance the MBBS and PG seats in the two medical colleges of the state at Shimla and Tanda to clear the backlog.