Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today handed over appointment letters to 21 Medical Officers (Specialist). Out of these one is Medicine Specialist, 9 Anaesthesia specialists, 4 Paediatrics, 3 Gynaecology specialists, 1 Chest and TB specialist, 1 Community Medicine specialist and 2 Forensic Medicine specialists.Disclosing more about this recruitment drive the Health Minister said that to control the spread of covid and to provide quality healthcare services to the people of Punjab, Health Department has expedited the ongoing recruitment drive. He said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had conceived a special initiative to provide jobs to the youth of Punjab under 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojna’. Every effort is being made to achieve the objective to provide jobs to the unemployed youth. It may also be mentioned here that the Health Department Punjab has completed recruitment to more than 13000 posts of paramedical and other staff including medical officers from the year 2017 to 2021 while the process to fill more vacant posts is underway.
He said that all these appointments are being made by the Department of Health and Family Welfare in a transparent manner on the basis of merit.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.Director Health Services Punjab Dr. G.B. Singh welcomed the newly appointed staff who got jobs in the health department. He motivated the newly appointed doctors to work efficiently. They have the opportunity to serve the nation by efficiently performing their duties in the Public health institutions of Punjab and contribute in ending this pandemic. On this occasion, Political Secretary to Health Minister Harkesh Chand Sharma, Health Minister's OSD Dr. Balwinder Singh, Mass Media Officer Parminder Singh, State Health Educator Jagjeevan Sharma, Artist Jagjit Singh and other officials were also present.