Despite the crisis, specialist doctors do administrative work in Punjab: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Vishav Bharti

Chandigarh, May 23

Even though the Minister of Health of Punjab has ordered that all high-ranking doctors in the government must perform clinical duties for at least three hours a day, the specialists stationed at the department’s headquarters in Chandigarh are mainly engaged in medical work. office.

Doing it Right: Punjab Minister

We are aware of this…the process of involving these physicians in clinical work is ongoing. Dr Vijay Singla, Minister of Health

The state is reeling from a severe doctor shortage with more than 800 vacancies. There are about 50 senior doctors including specialists and dentists stationed at the Directorate of Health, Punjab State Aids Control Society and Punjab Health Systems Corporation in Chandigarh.

Most of these doctors are gynecologists, biochemists, skin specialists, breast and tuberculosis specialists, pathologists and forensic experts. Some of them don’t even work against sanctioned positions, while others are attached to high-ranking officials and politicians.

Health Minister Dr Vijay Singla said the department was aware of the matter and the process to involve these doctors in clinical work was already underway.

Just last week, the Health Ministry had asked senior government doctors to examine patients for at least three hours every day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

At least 33 doctors from the Department of Health are engaged in administrative work. The same goes for 15 doctors assigned to the Punjab Health Systems Corporation.

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