Out of these new doctors, 18 were selected in the orthopaedics, six in TB and Chest, 19 in paediatrics, five in ophthalmology, eight in ENT, 12 in gynaecology, 22 in general medicine, one in forensics, one in skin, three in radiotherapy, five in epidemiology, five as RHTC-cum-assistant teacher and one medical teacher in plastic surgery.
They have all been deployed in Covid duties from Monday. According to Principal Secretary, Medical Education, Alok Kumar, with this, the resource crunch has been addressed.
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He said that along with human resource, the number of beds in the hospitals was being further increased. Orders have also been issued to purchase additional oxygen cylinders to make them available to patients.