Shimla, Dec 11 : Himachal Pradesh which is so far toiling hard to end the shortage of Doctors and Paramedical staff would soon see a surplus of doctors by filling 276 vacant posts in the state soon.
This was stated during the question hours by Health Minister Vipin Parmar while replying to a query of Col Inder Singh of BJP in the state assembly. He said that with filling up of 285 posts in medical colleges in the state the would be no vacant posts of doctors in the state as all the five medical college hospitals all the vacant posts of doctors will be filled up very soon.
Mr Parmar said that out of the 2207 vacant posts of doctors in these iintitutions 1982 posts have been filled up and after coming in power this goverment filled up 307 posts of doctors in almost one year.
Mr Parmar said that at present 276 posts of doctors have been lying vacant and process of filling up these vacant posts have already been started as the interview of the new batch of 285 doctors are on to fill up the vacant posts.
He also informed that to give better medical facilities to the public, 236 pharmacist doctors will also be appointed along with the filling up of 151 posts of other medical workers including radiologists.
He added that the govenment has also given approval to appoint 735 posts of nurses and the process of filling up 50 posts of staff nurses is on. He also informed that the house that in the last three years 3603 medical students are studying in the five Medical colleges out of which 2086 are Himachali and 517 are non-Himachali. (UNI)