Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab held a function to hand over appointment letters to 167 new regular MBBS doctors selected by Public Public Service Commission (PPSC). The event took place in State Institute of Health & Family Welfare, Phase VI, SAS Nagar. Sh. Surjeet Kumar Jyani, Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab inaugurated the ceremony and handed over the appointment letters to the medical officers along with Ms. Vini Mahajan, Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Punjab.
Sh. Surjeet Kumar Jyani while addressing these newly appointed doctors, exhorted them to serve the community with compassion and dedication with the aim of keeping the the people of Punjab healthy and fit. He encouraged the newly appointed doctors to serve the people in a selfless manner as they have been entrusted with the most important duty of the mankind. He emphasized that a positive behaviour of the doctors towards their patients can help a lot in treating them fast. He reiterated that the Punjab government is committed towards the better health of its people.
During the event Ms. Vini Mahajan shared the various initiatives taken by the Government to further improve the health facilities in last some years. Growth and improvement can be witnessed in many areas of Govt health sector which includes better buildings of hospitals, free medicines and large number of recruitment. All this would further facilitate the new doctors to a great extent during the process of serving the people. She added that the Government is committed to provide better health care facilities for the people and a special emphasis is being laid upon grass-root level health services. Ms. Mahajan stated that even in the recent past, mass level recruitment have been made by the department to fill the requisite number of posts of doctors and para-medical staff as per the requirement in different govt. hospitals of the state.