Mangaluru, November 25: The health minister U T Khader addressing a press meet in circuit house here on Monday, November 24th informed that, the health department will recruit retired doctors and also extend the retirement age to 65 years in order to sort out the problem of lack of doctors in government hospitals”.
He said, the health department has received many applications by senior retired doctors who were willing to continue serving patients and they will be appointed in government hospitals.
Minister Khader further said, “Retired gynaecologists, anaesthetists and pediatricians will be appointed on contract for a honorarium of Rs 50,000 per month. If a retired specialist is willing to work on a case basis, then the department will absorb with a retainer payment of Rs 5,000 per month. Such doctors, will e eligible to get Rs 1,500 in case of caesarean operation for gynaecologists, Rs1, 000 for anaesthetics and Rs 500 for paediatricians. In addition, doctors, who are willing to work in outpatient departments, will be paid Rs 1,000 per day under Karnataka Health System Development and reform Project” he said.
He also revealed that, “The government will provide 198 ambulances to offer service to people. Out of them, 98 ambulances will be provided by state. As many as 100 ambulances were offered from the former union government. Our district will get 10 ambulances for places like Talapady, Pumpwell, Mudipu, Natekal, Farangipet, Mani, Siddakatte, Haleangady, Kumbra, and Sampaje. Udupi district will get ambulances for Brahmavar, Byndoor, Hebri, Belman and Kaup”.
Retired doctors who wish to work in government hospitals can drop their written application with the deputy commissioner of a particular district.