Selection of non-academic Jr/Sr for medical departments to follow old practice
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed that the old practice will be followed in the selection of non-academic Jr/Sr for medical and dental departments.
The Federation of Resident Doctors' Association (FORDA) has thanked the Directorate General of Health Services for considering their request of following the old practice of ad-hoc appointments by conducting walk-in interviews for vacant posts every month.
FORDA India tweet reads, "Thankful to Hon’ble @DghsIndia for considering the request of restoration of Ad-hoc #Residency of Non-PG JRs & SRs in Central Government Hospitals for efficient management of healthcare services, until finalization of new policy."
FORDA India's letter in this regard highlighted that many resident doctors resign before tenure completion due to personal issues and the process of filling the vacant position is a time-taking process due to delays at multiple levels. The burden of extra work will automatically fall on existing doctors who are putting their best efforts to deliver patient care services.
Ministry of Health's letter to FORDA India
The letter says that various central government hospitals raised complaints about the discontinuation of ad-hoc appointments.
"The competent authority has decided to follow the old practice in the selection of non-academic JR/SR for medical/dental departments in the government hospitals where ad-hoc appointments by conducting walk-in interviews for vacant posts were conducted after inviting application through the proper mechanism."
The letter also made it clear that the old practice will be followed until the finalization of the new policy which is under consideration and the policy circulated vide letter dated March 14, 2022, may be kept in abeyance.