By the end of this July,the city is expected to get more doctors,as the Chandigarh Health Department is conducting interviews and written tests to recruit more than six specialists and about 43 MBBS doctors,under the Centrally sponsored National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
Interviews for the post of specialists will be conducted at the Government Multi Speciality Hospital,Sector 16,on July 22. There is a vacancy for the post of six super-specialists in five departments of the hospital.
The interviews will be conducted to recruit two radiologists,one microbiologist,a paediatrician,gynaecologist and anaesthetist. A few weeks ago,the UT Health Department had recruited 14 gynaecologists,eight paediatrics and three anaesthetists, Dr Rajiv Vadera,Director Health Services,said.
He added that on July 27,a written examination will be conducted at Government Medical College and Hospital,Sector 32 to fill 43 vacant seats of MBBS doctors. All recruitment are under the NRHM.
The selection procedure for specialists and MBBS doctors will be as per the recruitment rules. At the end,the most eligible ones with degree and experience will be selected, Dr Vadera said.
The recruited doctors will then be posted at various hospitals including Government Civil Block Hospital,Sector 22,Emergency-cum-Mother and Child Health Block,Civil Hospital,Manimajra,and GMSH-16.
Vadera said,The ultimate aim behind the recruitment of the doctors is to provide better services to patients at all hospitals in the city. When patients will get good service at civil hospitals of Sector 22 or 45 then patients will not rush to GMSH-16 or PGIMER,which will solve the problem of panic referral of cases.
He added that with sufficient members of staff on duty,the Health Department will be able to provide round-the-clock services to cater the to needs of emergency and Maternal and Child Health Care.
The stress is to provide 100% institutional deliveries,and bring down the infant and maternal mortality rate in the region. If recruitment process goes successful,then I believe that within three months,city will notice the impact on mother and child health care.