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Gujarat high court orders state to file report on status of doctors, paramedical staff

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The Gujarat High Court on Thursday directed the state government to submit a detailed report regarding the sanction and filled up posts of doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff working in various departments of the state.

An application was filed by advocate Khemraj Koshti seeking state government and competent authorities to create, sanction and fill the post of several categories of doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff based on IPHS (Indian Public Health Standard).

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Earlier Gujarat High Court in a suo moto had ordered the state government to submit a report regarding the availability of the total number of doctors in different departments of Gujarat.

The application further stated that the state tried to fill up the number of medical and paramedical posts on contract and temporary basis with fixed pay as a stop-gap arrangement, through advertisements as part of the pandemic management, but it has not succeeded much.

It is further submitted that strengthening of the primary health care facilities will make it possible to manage the milder cases of COVID-19 in these facilities, thus helping curtail the progress of the disease in individual patients and reducing the patient load on secondary and tertiary care centres.

 

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