Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Tuesday decided to recruit 2,100 doctors and nurses on contract basis over the next few days. The decision comes in the wake of a possible delay in recruitment by Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC).
A few months ago, the government notified additional posts to be filled by TSPSC. But, according to health authorities, the Public Service Commission needs more time to start the permanent recruitment process, which forced the hand of authorities to go for recruitment of 2,100 posts on contract basis.
On Tuesday, Health Minister Dr C Laxma Reddy held a review meeting on issues related to healthcare, and apart from deciding to go for recruitment, also asked officials to immediately scout for existing State-run hospitals that can be scaled up as speciality Mother and Child (MCH) centres.
The health authorities are planning to set up as many as 19 MCH centres that will exclusively support the KCR Kits scheme in the State. Due to the scheme, there was exponential rise in institutional deliveries placing a lot of pressure on existing infrastructure.
Realising the need to immediately upgrade infrastructure, authorities decided to identify additional healthcare facilities under Telangana Vaidya Vidhan Parishad (TVVP) and set up special MCH centres. The authorities also decided to start inpatient facilities at the Bibinagar facility of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).
In the review meeting, Reddy said outpatient facilities were already available and efforts were on to start the vital inpatient facilities at NIMS Bibnagar. It was also decided to provide special training to field-level ASHA workers in diagnosing diabetes and hypertension.