More doctors for North and East
The Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry will appoint 900 post intern
doctors to State hospitals today. A group of them (325) will be posted
to hospitals in the North and East. These doctors can make requests for
transfers after serving in the province for two years. According to the
spokesman there are 81 government doctors and more than 30 nurses with
other primary healthcare staff including public health midwives and PHIs
serving for the IDPs.
The Ministry will add another 200 nurses for IDP care shortly. The
human resources situation with patient/doctor ratio is 76.65 and
patient/nurse ratio is 108.5 which is almost comparable with the
national figures in the country.