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Kerala Cabinet gives nod to increase retirement age of doctors

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday raised the retirement age of doctors to mitigate the dearth of experienced doctors in public health services.

    Kerala Cabinet gives nod to increase retirement age of doctors (Representative image)

    In Health department it will be raised from 56 to 60 and in the Department of Medical Education from 60 to 62.

    This move will mitigate the dearth of experienced doctors in public health services.

    However, the LDF decision to increase the retirement age of doctors in the medical education and health service has not gone down well with the junior doctors.

    Any attempt to increase the retirement age of doctors is going to affect the promotional opportunities of the junior doctors in both the sectors.

    "We had always objected to the extension. Already the doctors in the medical education service are stagnated due to the delay in promotions," said Dr. Kavitha Ravi, state president of Kerala Government Medical College Teachers' Association (KGMCTA).

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