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Drive to deploy state doctors as teachers

Calcutta, Oct. 8: The health department today decided to revise recruitment rules for government doctors willing to become teachers in various medical colleges of Bengal.

Director of Medical Education (DME) C.R. Maity said the revision of the rules would help them re-deploy doctors with postgraduate and post-doctoral medical degrees in existing medical colleges and new ones coming up in West Midnapore and Malda.

“We need about 350 more teachers for our medical colleges and we welcome those in the non-teaching cadre with adequate qualification to come and teach in our colleges. For this, we need to amend the recruitment rules,” Maity said.

He said doctors with degrees such as M.D., M.S. and D.M. posted in rural, sub-divisional, state general and district hospitals could now apply for the post of assistant professor at medical colleges in Bengal.

Storms claim six

Six persons have died in the past 24 hours in a series of thunderstorms that swept through south Bengal. Four persons died after being struck by lightning in Moyna and Nandigram areas of East Midnapore, while two youths died in Burdwan.

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