Retirement age of J&K doctors may go up

BK NEWS SERVICE | SRINAGAR
June 9, 2016 0 Comments TOP STORIES 221 Views

The J&K government Thursday said it is contemplating to increase the retirement age of doctors to 65 following a similar move by the federal government.
Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash said in the state assembly that the government is contemplating to increase the retirement age of doctors to 65. She said efforts are on to meet the shortage of doctors in the hospitals, adding that the government has already referred 116 posts of doctors to Public Service Commission (PSC) and 96 more posts of doctors are being referred to PSC for fast-track selection.
She said that the four specialties of Super-Specialty hospitals of Jammu and Srinagar have already started functioning. She said that after fulfilling the requisite formalities, the Medical Colleges in the respective districts would be set up shortly.
Replying to the question of Mr Rajesh Gupta, the Minister said that land for establishment of AIIMS at Jammu and Srinagar has been identified, adding that in Jammu land has been indentified at Samba, whereas for Srinagar, the site has been identified at Awantipora, Pulwama.
The Minister said that these projects are to be executed by the Centre and necessary details in this regard are to be intimated by the State Government to the Centre. She said that the funds, amounting to Rs 2000 crore each have been earmarked under PM’s Package for setting up of two AIIMS in the State.
Syed Altaf Bukhari, Mian Altaf Ahmad and Mr Vikar Rasool raised the supplementaries to the main question.

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