Assam CM asks health dept to expedite recruitment process

Interacting with senior officials of GMCH, Sarma stated that the upcoming state-of-the-art hospital, built at a cost of nearly Rs 180 crore

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has asked the senior officials of the state health and family welfare department to expedite the process of filling up the vacant positions of physicians as well as support staff such as laboratory technicians, nurses, among others.
The chief minister further asked them to make their best efforts to attract the best talent in the industry and ensure that there is adequate manpower to cater to patients in the hospitals.
Sarma's directive came during a stock-taking visit to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for an assessment of the preparedness of the new super-speciality unit in the run-up to its scheduled inauguration on May 10, 2022.
Interacting with senior officials of GMCH, the chief minister stated that the upcoming state-of-the-art hospital, built at a cost of nearly Rs 180 crore, is one of his dream projects to cater to the needs of patients in the state.
The state government has allowed the hospital management societies to hire contractual staff as and when required. The contractual employees are being paid salaries on a par with the permanent employees
He said that the super speciality hospital built for the best-of-class treatments in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology and cardiac surgery should be able to attract patients not only from the state but also from nations of Southeast Asia through its world-class services.
Keshab Mahanta along with Himanta Biswa Sarma at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital
Image: Keshab Mahanta along with Himanta Biswa Sarma at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital
The chief minister further directed all concerned to ensure that all medical equipment becomes operational so that the new state-of-the-art hospital can perform to its full capacity from the day of its inauguration.
It may be mentioned that the health department has been taking measures to cater to the high number of patients in the medical colleges vis a vis infrastructure. Additional shifts in OPDs have been included even as the hiring process has been expedited.
The state government has allowed the hospital management societies to hire contractual staff as and when required. The contractual employees are being paid salaries on a par with the permanent employees.



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