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4,000 doctor posts in Govt hospitals, med colleges vacant in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 23: Over 4,000 doctors’ and other posts are lying vacant in various Government hospitals and medical colleges in the State now.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak today revealed this in the State Assembly in response to a question of BJP MLA Dilip Ray on Friday.

The Minister said while there are a total of 4,877 Medical Service Cadre (OMC) sanctioned posts in Government hospitals, of them, 1,085 posts are lying vacant. Similarly, 272 out of 598 Homeopathic Medical Officer (HMO) posts and 199 out of 689 Ayurvedic Medical Officer (AMO) posts are lying vacant in the State. 

He informed that the three Government medical colleges, SCB in Cuttack, MKCH in Berhampur and VIMSAR in Burla have a total of 907 sanctioned teaching and 1,171 nonteaching posts and, of them, 231 and 462 posts are lying vacant, respectively.

The Minister further informed that the three Government Aurvedic Medical Colleges have a total of 124 teaching and 381 nonteaching sanctioned posts and, of them, 78 and 193 posts are lying vacant, respectively, according the information.

In four Government Homeopathic Medical Colleges, 95 of 144 teaching posts and 29 of 127 non-teaching posts are too vacant.

Many posts lie Pharmacists, Junior Lab Technician, Junior Rediographer and Attendant are lying vacant.

The Minister said the State Government and concerned authorities are taking all possible steps to fill up the vacant posts.

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