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Doctors happy over new posts

Bihar Health Services Association (BHSA) members have hailed the state government’s decision of creating around 1,400 new posts of director, director-in-chief, additional director and deputy director in the health sector.

“We welcome the move of creating around 1,400 new posts in health services in the state. Of the 1,400 posts, which have been created recently, there are five posts of director-in-chief, 21 posts of director, 231 posts of additional director and 1,056 posts of deputy director. The posts have been created after a long time and it has definitely brought relief to the doctors working in the state,” said Ajay Kumar, the general secretary of BHSA, at the executive body’s meeting on Sunday.

He added: “It was a long-pending decision. The state government would provide dynamic assured career progression scheme’s benefit to 1,525 doctors. This would be another great move.”

The BHSA has been demanding dynamic assured career progression for doctors for long.

“The state government made an agreement with the BHSA in 2008 and 2013 but did not implement it. One of the demands which was to be implemented according to the agreement was to provide dynamic assured career progression to the doctors. We are happy that finally the state government would provide dynamic assured career progression to a large chunk of doctors in the state,” said the doctor.

However, BHSA members said they would continue to voice their demands, which includes paying doctors on the lines of the Union government. “Doctors working in hospitals run by the Union government get more salary than those working in the state-run ones. Doctors under the Union government get four dynamic assured career progression, while the state provides only three,” added Ajay.

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