Bhubaneswar: In order to address the doctor shortage and improve the healthcare service in the state, the Odisha government on Thursday appointed as many as 483 doctors.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik handed over appointment letters to the newly-recruited doctors at the Secretariat here today. The newly-recruited doctors will be posted in different parts of the state. The government has given emphasis for the posting of doctors in rural and remote areas, a statement issued by the CMO said.
Moreover, the state government has decided to recruit 500 assistant section officers (ASOs) at the secretariat soon. Following the instructions of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has been asked to initiate the recruitment process. The recruitment process will be completed in 2018. It will help fill-up various posts lying vacant at the secretariat, the CMO statement added.
In a related development, several organizations today donated funds to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the families affected by flood in Kerala. Odisha State Co-operative Handicrafts Corporation Limited (Utkalika), Odisha Co-operative Tassar and Silk Federation Limited, (Serifed) and Bhubaneswar Fortune Spirit Limited handed over Rs 1 lakh each to CMRF at the Secretariat.