Bangalore, Apr 28 UNI | 3 months ago

Karnataka is facing severe shortage of Doctors in various government run hospitals and steps have already been initiated to recruit, Minister for Health U T Khader said today. Addressing a press conference here, he said that the state is short of 1836 Doctors, including 1500 Surgeons and 336 MBBS Doctors.

The Minister said that though the government is ready to pay Rs 1,20,000 per month for Specialist Doctors they were not available for recruiting.

Replying to a question, Mr Khader said that it is offence to have private practice during working hours by a government doctor but cannot prevent them after duty hours. Mr Khader said that the rules to make rural service compulsory by MBBS doctors after their completion of the course was sent to the President for approval.

(Posted on 29-04-2014)