Punjab: PCMSA opposes retired physicians applying for positions at mohalla clinics

Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has expressed reservations about former senior doctors applying for positions at the mohalla clinics . The PCMSA has reiterated that it will not tolerate contractual hiring of doctors .

CHANDIGARH (Channing) — The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has expressed reservations about former senior doctors applying for positions at the mohalla clinics.In Punjab, the AAP government would have 117 mohala clinics, one for each assembly constituency.By August 15, 75 clinics will be operational in the state.By the end of this year, the remaining 109 clinics will be operationalized.

The PCMSA has reiterated that it will not tolerate contractual hiring of doctors and has urged that all positions be filled solely through the normal PCMS cadre system.According to state president Dr Akhil Sarin of the PCMSA, the government should begin filling vacant positions at the already established health facilities, but since the government continues with its proposal of contractual recruitment, young, newly recruited candidates should be given priority.Until the younger applicants were exhausted, he said only the positions remain unfilled if the positions are given to senior retired doctors.