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Fill up vacancies in health dept by Sept. 15, says CM Kejriwal

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Published : Jul 25, 2018, 4:52 am IST
Updated : Jul 25, 2018, 6:37 am IST

The meeting was attended by health minister Satyendar Jain and other senior officials of the health department.

Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain
 Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain

New Delhi: Noting that the patients in the national capital cannot suffer due to the shortage of staff, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday ordered that the vacant posts in the health department be filled on contract basis till the permanent hiring process is completed through different government agencies.

The chief minister has set a deadline of September 15 for filling up all vacancies on contract. In this regard, Mr Kejriwal chaired a review meeting on shortage of staff in the health department.

The meeting was attended by health minister Satyendar Jain and other senior officials of the health department.

"The health sector has been one of the government’s top priorities and the sector has got a major fillip since the present government came to power in 2015. However, the shortage of staff has been ailing the sector for quite some time as vacancies should not be filled due to some reasons. Chairing the meeting, the chief minister went through a list of vacancies in different hospitals and discussed it with the Minister and other officials," a Delhi government statement said.

It added that after reviewing the vacancies, Mr Kejriwal ordered that all the posts must be filled on contract basis till the permanent hiring process is completed.

 "He said patients shouldn’t suffer due to shortage of staff.” The vacancies include pharmacists, nursing staff, radiographers, lab assistants, technicians, OT assistants and physiotherapists among others.

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