JAMMU, Apr 29: Dr Gautam Sharma, president elect of Indian Dental Association (IDA), along with Dr Rajiv Mengi, ex-president IDA and Consultant Dentist at Jourian, Akhnoor, met Bali Bhagat, Health and Medical Education Minister, here today.
Dr Gautam discussed with the Minister the issue of Government jobs for dentists. He said that till the time the posts for dental surgeons is created in the State Government, the reorganization of dentistry can be done on the analogy of medical doctors in the Health Department of the State so that more dental surgeons can be accommodated.
Dr Rajiv Mengi requested the Minister that the dental surgeons may be recruited in the New Type of Primary Health Centre (NTPHC), so that some unemployed dentists can provide their services at NTPHCs. The discussion also took place on starting of Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS) in Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu.