The Punjab Health infrastructure got a shot in the arm as Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today handed over appointment letters to 16 Medical Officers (Specialist).Disclosing more on the occasion, Mr. Sidhu said that to provide jobs opportunities to youth of Punjab under 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojna', all efforts are being made under which Health Department Punjab has completed the recruitment of more than 11200 posts from the year 2017 to 2021 out of which Director Health Services recruited 1041 Medical Officers (General), 601 Medical Officers (Specialist), 34 Medical Officer (Dental), 324 Medical Laboratory Technicians,1336 Multi Purpose Health Workers, 418 Pharmacists,1313 Staff Nurses,161 Radiographers, 08 ECG Technicians, 55 Operation Theatre Assistant and 60 Steno Typist etc. He said that more recruitment to be made shortly in DHS while walk in way interview of 242 specialists is already under process to overcome the shortage of specialists in Govt. Hospitals.He stated that all these appointments are being made by the Department of Health and Family Welfare in a transparent manner on the basis of merit.Giving details about recruitment made in National Health Mission, he said that 5212 Medical and paramedical recruited during 4 years. While the process to fill approximately 1200 more posts is underway, out of which department has called in for walk in interview regarding recruitment of 287 more Specialist Doctors.Divulging more about this recruitment drive the Health Minister said that to strengthen the health infrastructure of Punjab, State Government has expedited the ongoing recruitment drive.Mr. Sidhu congratulated the new appointees in the Health Department and encouraged them to discharge their responsibilities honestly and diligently in various health institutions of the state. He said that during the pandemic of Corona virus, the staff of the health department is performing their duties responsibly and the employees who have shown excellent performance have also been honoured.He said that they also have the golden opportunity to serve the nation by efficiently performing their duties in the Public health institutions of Punjab and contributing in ending this pandemic.