In the primary health centres across the country, 7,467 posts of doctors, out of 33,515 sanctioned posts are laying vacant.


As per the government figures, there is a shortage of 2,225 doctors in India as against the requirement of 24,448 doctors in PHCs.

1,648 posts of doctors out of 4,509 are currently vacant in Uttar Pradesh as against the requirement of 3496 doctors, resulting in a shortfall of 635 doctors, according to the government data.

There is a scarcity of 421 doctors in Chhattisgarh as out of 1566 sanctioned posts, 1,204 are lying vacant and the requirement of doctors is 783.

Further, there are 290 vacant posts of doctors out of 1,317, as against the requirement of 1305 in Odisha which means there is a shortage of 278 doctors.

Gujarat and Karnataka also has a shortage 269 and 261 doctors respectively, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Apart from that there is a shortage of 14,952 specialists which includes  surgeons, physicians, gynaecologists and paediatricians the country as against the requirement of 20,748 specialists in CHCs and PHCs.

Total 5422 posts of specialists out of 10,904 posts are currently vacant.

Rajasthan (1576) has the highest shortage of specialists followed by Tamil Nadu (1540) and Uttar Pradesh (1352). In addition to that, there is a shortage of 14, 422 nursing staff at CHCs and PHCs as against the requirement of 60,757.

There is also a paucity of 13,395 laboratory technicians as against the requirement of 29,635.

"The posts required for health facilities are filled up by respective state /UT governments, there are impressed upon from time to time to fill up the vacant posts," said the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in a written reply to a query.

 

VACANT POSITIONS IN HOSPITALS/PRIMARY HEALTH INSTITUTES
223 posts of doctors, 287 posts of nurses and 692 posts of paramedical and technical staff are currently vacant in the premier institute like AIIMS
7,467 posts of doctors, out of 33,515 sanctioned posts are laying vacant in primary health centres
Gujarat and Karnataka have shortage 269 and 261 doctors respectively
Rajasthan (1576) has the highest shortage of specialists followed by Tamil Nadu (1540) and Uttar Pradesh (1352).
406 vacant posts of nurses in Lady Hardinge Medical College , 217 in Ram Manohar Lohia and 143 in Safdarjung hospital.


Acute shortage of doctors, specialists in AIIMS like institutes  

The aim of providing quality care to the common man has got severely hit by an acute shortage of doctors and specialists.

According to the Government data, 223 posts of doctors, 287 posts of nurses and 692 posts of paramedical and technical staff are currently vacant in the premier institute like AIIMS which caters to 9197 patients on an average everyday in the Out Patient Department (OPD).

As for the three Central government hospitals in Delhi, there is shortage of 110 doctors in Safdarjung, followed by Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) and associated hospitals which has a vacancy of 91 doctors and Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital has a vacancy of 87 doctors.

Further, there are 406 vacant posts of nurses in LHMC, 217 in RML and 143 in Safdarjung hospital.

There is a vacancy of 195 paramedical and technical staff at LHMC, 99 posts in RML and 45 in Safdarjung.

The reason for vacant posts include promotion, retirement, resignation, termination, creation of news posts, death, non-availability of suitable candidates and low rate of joining at initial levels.

"Creations of posts in a hospital is ongoing process and requirement of manpower is taken in to account while approving the expansion and redevelopment of projects," said the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in a reply to a written query in Parliament.

(Agencies)

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