RETIRING DOCTORS & MEDICAL SPECIALISTS IN PUNJAB GET 3-MONTH EXTENSION/RE-EMPLOYMENT AMID COVID CRISIS

Chandigarh, October 14: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave its nod to grant three months Extension/Re-employment to Doctors and Medical Specialists w.e.f. October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, in view of the Covid crisis.

The decision comes amid continued escalation in Covid cases in Punjab, which currently accounts for more than 1.25 lakh of India’s nearly 72 lakh cases, with infections and deaths continuing to rise on a daily basis.

Though recruitment of doctors and para-medical staff is under way, this would take time and hence the state government has decided to continue availing the services of existing doctors/specialists for the time being.

PUNJAB HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE TECHNICAL (GROUP-C) SERVICE RULES, 2016 APPROVED
The Cabinet also approved amendments to the Punjab Health and Family Welfare Technical (Group-C) Service Rules, 2016, for reduction in the prescribed promotional quota, from 25% percent to 10% for the post of Staff Nurse, and in the sanctioned permanent 4216 posts of Staff Nurse to 3577. This will help provide employment opportunities to eligible candidates through direct recruitment against the vacant posts of Staff Nurse and 639 posts surrendered to the Department of Research and Medical Education.

The Cabinet also okayed amendments in these Rules for the post of Dialysis Technician of the Health and Family Welfare Department by including the technically qualified candidates who have passed B.Sc. (Dialysis Technician), in addition to the current educational qualification prescribed for direct recruitment.

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