Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik handed over appointment letters to as many as 363 doctors.
Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced that the Odisha government is taking steps to recruit nearly 800 additional doctors shortly addressing an induction training programme of the newly-recruited doctors here on Friday.
The State government had launched free drug distribution scheme ‘Niramaya’ to provide free drugs to the people. As many as 363 newly recruited doctors were inducted into service.
“To meet the shortage of doctors in the State, the government has taken initiatives for setting up of seven new government medical colleges at Baripada, Balasore, Puri, Bolangir, Koraput, Keonjhar and Kalahandi. Also public sector units like MCL and NTPC are setting up medical colleges at Talcher and Sundargarh respectively,” the Chief Minister pointed out.
“The State government has taken major reforms to attract doctors to work in the State government particularly in remote areas. Major reforms are place based incentive, counselling for transfer and posting, transparent exit policy and corpus fund. This has started yielding results,” Chief Minister averred.