Faculty shortage in Medical Colleges

Why are pending vacancies in Health and Medical Education Department not being filled in and hospitals made to reel under shortage of Medical Officers and other staff is the question often put by patients and their relatives visiting the Government run hospitals . It is, however, heartening to note that Governor N NVohra has asked the recruiting agencies to look into the much desired selections in a critical sector like Health. He has asked to draw a framework to overcome the acute shortage of human resource in State’s Health and Medical Education sector.
Chairing a high level meeting, he took a serious note of chronic shortage of the faculty in Medical Colleges and Super Specialty Hospitals and ordered for working out policy interventions to deal with this important issue. No ad-hoc measures were going to rid the hospitals run by the Government throughout the State, of the shortage of Doctors, Specialist Doctors and other para- medical personnel but a holistic and sustainable review of the human resources position with remedial measures alone could address the problem.
Governor reiterated his earlier direction regarding urgent constitution of Committee of Officers and experts to oversee all issues regarding the operationalization of all the five new Medical Colleges. That is wholly welcome but the first priority must be given to put the existing medical structure , hospitals and associated medical colleges in the State in a reasonably satisfactory order.