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Odisha CM hands over appointment letters to 581 doctors

Bhubaneswar, August 21, 2017: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday handed over the appointment letters to as many as 581 doctors and asserted that more than 5,700 posts of Paramedics will also be filled up this year.

“I congratulate all the doctors who are joining the prestigious Odisha Medical Service today. Healthcare is a top priority of the State Government. Availability of doctors is the basic minimum requirement for providing quality health services,” said Patnaik, adding that the State Government will soon post 169 Homoeopathic and 50 Ayurvedic doctors in the State.

He called upon the newly inductees to live up to the expectation of the people and asked them devote themselves towards making Odisha a leading State in providing quality health care for all.

Patnaik claimed that the 581 inductees is by far the highest number of doctors to join in one spell.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena, department Secretary Pramod Kumar Meherda was present.

“We have successfully introduced a Placement Based Incentive System which has resulted   in a sharp decline in the vacancies of doctors in remote and difficult areas,” added Patnaik. 


The  State  Government  is keenly   pursuing   to  fill  up  vacant  posts  in other  cadres  in the  health  sector, said Patnaik. 

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