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Guv stresses policy frame for faculty shortage in medical colleges.

Asking recruiting agencies to prioritise selections for all pending vacancies in Health & Medical Education (HME) department, Governor NN Vohra on Monday called for drawing a policy framework to overcome the acute and recurring human resource shortage in this critical sector.

“The Public Service Commission (PSC) should expedite the recruitment for the posts of Medical Officers and Faculty Positions for New Medical Colleges and ensure completion of the same before end November 2018, if not earlier,” the Governor observed at a high-level meeting convened here this afternoon to take a holistic review of the human resource position in state’s HME sector.

Taking serious note of the chronic shortage of faculty in the medical colleges and super-specialty hospitals, the Governor called for working out policy interventions to deal with this important issue. He asked the chief secretary to bring up a comprehensive policy framework in this regard.

Governor also reiterated his earlier direction regarding urgent constitution of a committee of officers and experts which shall oversee all issues related to the operationalisation of the five new medical colleges.

Responding to the chairman JKPSC’s difficulty regarding the lack of adequate manpower in the commission, the Governor asked the chief secretary to urgently post the required personal to ensure time bound selections.

Regarding the filling up of para-medical vacancies in the new medical colleges, the chairman SSB was asked to urgently reconcile 1895 referred vacancies with the finance department so that the selection process is started on immediate basis.

Governor called for putting all the requisite infrastructure and human resource in place for the new medical colleges, coming up at Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Kathua and Rajouri well before the MCI’s visit so that the academic courses in these colleges can start as per schedule next year. He asked the chief secretary to regularly examine imposition of condition for the passing out graduates of these new medical colleges to work in the state for prescribed periods after graduation.

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