Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government stopped the recruitment of contractual staff under National Rural Health Mission in all districts of the state with the immediate effect.

In the backdrop of dispute between Minister of State for Revenue Vinod Kumar Singh alias Pandit Singh and CMO of Gonda over recruitment of contractual staff under NRHM, appointments have been stopped in all districts, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ahmad Hasan said.

Earlier, the recruitment of doctors under NRHM had been suspended in Gonda only.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered an inquiry into dispute between the minister and the CMO Gonda and strict action would be taken against the guilty after the report was received so that such disputes do not recur in future, he said.

The minister alleged that during Mayawati's regime not only the dignity of the health department declined, but it earned a bad reputation in the country due to the NRHM scam.

He said his effort would be to root out corruption in the health department completely.


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