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Niti Aayog’s VK Paul urges for more quality healthcare from private sector

NEW DELHI, October 27: NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul on Friday called for more support from the private sector to deliver quality healthcare even as he underscored central government initiatives that ensure access healthcare. Addressing a session on 'Perspectives on Healthcare' on the second day of of 'FICCI HEAL 2023', Dr Paul reaffirmed the commitment to strengthen the primary healthcare system in the country. “Commitment to primary healthcare is strong and I look forward to the opportunity on to go in that direction. We are looking forward to...

Centre to recruit three joint secretaries, 14 directors and deputy secretaries from private sector

New Delhi, June 1: The Centre has decided to recruit 17 senior officers — three joint secretaries and 14 directors and deputy secretaries — through the lateral entry mode, according to an official statement issued on Thursday. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to induct these senior officers from the private sector in six departments. This is the fourth such recruitment drive proposed to be undertaken by the Narendra Modi government, which had in 2018 initiated lateral entry — referred to...