Jammu & Kashmir Health Minister Dr Devinder Kumar Manyal, currently on his maiden visit to the union capital after taking over his present assignment, today called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed a wide range of issues related to healthcare and medical education in the State.
Dr Jitendra Singh brought to the notice of the Health Minister, the widely prevalent complaint of non-availability of doctors at various Primary Health Centres and also at several district hospitals. He was of the opinion that a judicious policy will have to be adopted to ensure the presence of doctors at their respective places of posting. To overcome the shortage of doctors at peripheral health centres, he suggested that a mechanism could be adopted wherein such Medicos who had obtained admission in medical colleges against RBA or LOC quota could be strictly asked to go back and serve in the same area for the initial years of their service.
Dr Manyal also gave Dr Jitendra Singh an update about the current status of the teaching faculty in the Government Medical Colleges of the State.