Dimapur, May 15: The Nagaland Junior Doctor’s Association (NJDA) has appealed to the State Government to expedite the recruitment process of medical officers conducted last September.
A special recruitment drive was conducted last year in September for 168 MO posts. The applicants were only 160, out of which only 94 were given appointment and the rest were left out.
In a press release, the association lamented that 8 months have elapsed since the interview for the MOs was conducted, and repeated appeal made has fallen to deaf ears.
“With the COVID-19 situation in the state becoming grimmer day by day and healthcare system on the brink of collapse, the state government doesn’t seem to be bothered at all to augment the manpower,” it said.
“Such delay tactics exposes the government’s lack of concern towards state healthcare in spite of the pandemic.”
The association claimed that many PHCs in the State are without a doctor and CHCs functioning with hardly one or two doctors. “With community transmission evident in the rural areas in this 2nd wave, the state is poorly equipped to tackle it. Not to mention the status of district hospitals in Kohima and Dimapur which are already overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.” It stated.
The NJDA urged the Government to immediately address these issues by appointing the remaining doctors and improve the health infrastructures in a comprehensive manner.
(Page News Service)