By Our Staff Reporter
Mussoorie, 23 Nov: In today’s concluding session of Strong Uttarakhand @ Chintan Shivir, a presentation was also made by Health Secretary Dr R Rajesh Kumar on the health sector.
He informed the gathering that there is a shortage of doctors and nursing staff in the state, but highlighted that efforts are being made to resolve the issue. A number of proposals are under consideration to deal with the shortage of doctors in the state including raising the salary of specialist doctors.
Apart from this, a PPP model has also been adopted so that the human resources could be increased. He also pointed out that the Health Department does not have a transfer policy due to which several problems are being faced. If recruitment is made also through PPP model, then the problem of shortage of medical doctors and para medical staff could be overcome to a great extent.
It was disclosed by the Health Secretary that a specially dedicated high altitude policy is being made by the department. It would help in reducing the mortality rate during the yatra. At the same time, there is a need to attract the private sector in the field of medical education, he stressed.