Vacant posts of doctors to be filled soon in J'khand: Shahi

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Ranchi, Mar 14 (UNI) Jharkhand Health Minister Bhanu Pratap Shahi today said the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) had been intimated about the vacant posts of doctors in the state and the Commission would begin the process of appointment soon.

Replying to a query of Legislator Radhakrishna Kishore in the Assembly, Mr Shahi said about 1,051 posts of doctors were lying vacant across the state and a letter in this regard had already been sent to the JPSC.

''A week ago, a letter, explaining the reservation roster, had been sent and required examination in this regard would be held very soon by the Commission,'' Mr Shahi informed the House.

To another query, he replied that block-level hospitals would now function for about 24 hours instead of eight or 12 hours.

Counter-accusing the members of being responsible for absence of doctors in rural areas, he said every MLA was a member of the hosiptal management committee of his area and it was also their reponsibilty to address these problems.

However, the members registered their protest against the minister's remark.

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