Chandigarh, January 12
Acceding to one of the key demands of doctors hinting strike, CM Manohar Lal Khattar today gave in-principle approval to the creation of specialist cadre post for MD or MS doctors.
Besides, doctors will not be given any administrative work and will practice in their concerned specialty only.
The government will create a special sub-cadre for specialists, who will be designated as consultant or senior consultants. Earlier, a doctor with MBBS and MD/MS qualification used to be in the same cadre. However, with the creation of the specialist cadre post, these doctors will be able to focus on their work.
Moreover, the specialists will now be posted in renowned hospitals than in the PHCs, which will ensure swift promotions. The decision will also be beneficial for patients as they will get the consultation of specialists.