‘Fill all vacancies in hospitals by Sept 15’

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday held a meeting regarding staff shortage in government hospitals and directed officials of the Health and Family Welfare Department to fill up all vacancies on contract basis by September 15.

The review meeting was attended by Health Minister Satyendar Jain and other senior officials of the department.

“After reviewing the matter, the CM ordered that all posts be filled on contract basis, till permanent hiring process is completed. He said that patients should not suffer because of shortage of staff due to time being taken by agencies to hire on permanent basis,” noted a release issued by the department.

The CM went through a list of vacancies at different hospitals. Posts of pharmacists, nursing staff, radiographers, lab assistants, technicians, OT assistants, physiotherapists, and more are lying vacant.

Mr. Kejriwal said that the health sector was one of the top priorities of the AAP government, adding: “Staff shortage has been ailing the sector for a long time.”

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