IEP Chandigarh, August 28
Haryana Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that the Health Department has appointed 808 Medical Officers. The recruitment process was started in January 2022 and the appointment letters were issued in August 2022 after completing all formalities and procedures.
Mr. Vij gave this information in reply to a question during the Vidhan Sabha session here today. He said that appointment letters were issued to 941 candidates, out of which 808 had joined as medical officers.
Mr. Vij said that this is the first time that such a large number of doctors have been appointed in Haryana. Apart from this, 10 days back, appointment letters were given to 25 doctors, which will join the department soon. He informed that currently 3073 medical officers are working in the health department of the state while there are 3903 sanctioned posts. In addition, 167 doctors have been recruited by the National Health Mission.
He said that earlier MBBS doctors were taken, but now the government has decided to create specialist cadre, under which separate service rules are being prepared. He said that Haryana is the first state in the country where mapping related to health is being done. He said that the Haryana health mapping Initiative also catches central government’s attention. He said that the report of the agency related to mapping is coming soon.
In another question, he said that efforts are being made by the government to appoint neurosurgeon, oncologist and cardiologist doctors and paramedical staff in BPS Women’s Medical College, Khanpur Kalan and it is expected that the said posts will be filled at the earliest.
Haryana Health and Family Welfare Minister Mr. Anil Vij said that the state government is constructing two new 100-bed blocks at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in Kurukshetra in two phases. He said that the first phase of the project has already been completed, and a 100-bed block has been constructed and handed over. The hospital is currently functioning in this building.
Mr. Vij gave this information in reply to a question during the Vidhan Sabha session here today.
Mr. Vij said that the second phase of the project is underway, and administrative approval of Rs 88.52 crore has been given for the construction of another 100-bed block in place of the old building. The Public Works Department (Building and Roads) will start the construction work of the second block after demolishing the old building. It is expected to be completed in about two years.
Mr. Vij also said that 153 health buildings, including 55 sub health centers, 48 primary health centers, 33 community health centers (CHCs) and 17 hospitals, have been constructed at a cost of Rs 631.98 crore. Apart from this, he said that 162 old PHCs have been identified which will be reconstructed. He has given a month’s time to the executing agency to initiate the work in this regard so that a fresh outlook can be given to the health department.
Haryana Medical Education and Research Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that the state government has decided to establish a paramedical college within the premises of the under-construction Sant Shiromani Dhanna Bhagat Ji Government Medical College in Jind.
Mr. Vij gave this information in response to a question during the Vidhan Sabha session here today.
He explained that due to the limited availability of land on the Medical College campus in Jind, the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) has been approached to identify suitable land for this endeavor.
Furthermore, Mr. Vij said that HSVP has proposed a 7.42-acre parcel of land in Sector-9, Jind, for the construction of the Paramedical College. This proposal is currently under consideration by the department. Once the land is finalized, an executive agency will be appointed to oversee the construction project.
Mr. Vij said that the state government has introduced a new policy to establish nursing and paramedical colleges. According to this policy, students enrolled in the college will be required to undergo training at a 100-bed NABH certified hospital located within a 10-kilometer radius of the college. Attendance for this training will be tracked using biometric attendance systems.