During the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an official spokesperson revealed that the list of new posts includes 464 critical posts of nurses, class IV employees and technicians, 66 paramedics of technical nature, and 20 posts in lab projects.
The Punjab Cabinet is creating 550 posts in the Government Medical Colleges of Patiala and Amritsar with a vision to improve and streamline the functioning of these institutions. On February 18, 2020, the state’s Cabinet has given approval for creating a large number of posts in the medical colleges of the government.
With an aim to improvise and improve the quality of the facilities provided by the Government Medical Colleges of Patiala and Amritsar, the Punjab Cabinet has agreed to create these new posts. During the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an official spokesperson revealed that the list of new posts includes 464 critical posts of nurses, class IV employees and technicians, 66 paramedics of technical nature, and 20 posts in lab projects.
He further added that these posts will be instrumental and would use the equipment, infrastructure, as well as the medical machinery that are lying unused due to staff's insufficiency. This will also help in providing better healthcare facilities and services to the people.
Also, under its restructuring plans, the Cabinet has agreed to create five new posts in the Directorate of Medical Education and Research, along with re-establishing the already sanctioned nine posts.
Earlier this month, the Medical Council of India allowed the government medical colleges to appoint private doctors as ‘visiting facilities’. The approval was given by the Government of India in order to enhance the quality and comprehensiveness of teaching in medical education. The decision has been taken to curb the shortage of teachers and faculty in medical colleges. However, it has also been stated that the new regulation will not be applicable to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry.
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