Gwalior: Admitting that there was a shortage of nearly 10,000 doctors in government hospitals, Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Narottam Mishra on Sunday said efforts were on to fill up the vacancies.

"There is a shortage of 10,000 doctors in government hospitals... the speed at which doctors are passing out from medical colleges, it will take nearly 10 years to fill these vacant posts," Mishra said.

Cabinet Sub-Committee formed on the issue will submit its report soon, after which the process of filling the posts will start.