Uttarakhand News

Doctor Shortage: More than 120 retired army doctors apply, 55 doctors to be stationed at Char Dham route

In order to tackle the shortage of doctors in the state, Uttarakhand governmnet have released the salary slab for the retired army doctors who’s like to lend their services. The veteran practitioners will be given a higher salary than the contractual doctors working presently in the state. On government’s request, Indian Army released a bulletin in this regard and more than 120 veteran medicine practitioners have shown interest. In the first phase, the process of appointing 55 doctors at the busy Char Dham and Hemkund Sahib route is underway.

After releasing the salary slab for army doctors, the government is also planning to increase the salary of contractual docs serving in the hill state. The salary package will be higher for doctors working in inaccessible hilly areas than the ones working in accessible region of Uttarakhand. Only the practitioners with less than 65 years of age will be eligible to apply.

Inputs from Hindustan