Amid coronavirus, Punjab govt extends services of superannuating specialist doctors

To tackle the emergent situation of coronavirus pandemic, the Punjab Government on Friday decided to allow Specialist Doctors of Medicine, Anesthesia, and T.B & Chest to continue their services, after their superannuation on completion of 58 years of age, till March 31, 2022, on clinical posts.

The move is aimed at ensuring effective management of coronavirus isolation facilities in Punjab.

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The decision was taken at a Punjab Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who said the services of these doctors were required to ensure timely and proper treatment to the patients.

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Punjab government also could not afford to take any risk in view of the continuing spread of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to the heavy burden on Government hospitals and dispensaries, he added, as the cabinet took note of the fact that the recruitment ads had not received encouraging response and it was necessary to take urgent steps to prepare for a possible third wave.

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The Cabinet also granted post facto approval for extending the services of nine Group-C employees (para-medical staff) who are retiring in May 2021 and June 2021 in Government Medical Colleges at Patiala and Amritsar.


To provide nutrition to children in the 0-6 years age group, pregnant women, and lactating mothers across the state, the Cabinet gave approval to an extension of 184 posts, approved under ‘POSHAN ABHIYAAN’ (National Nutrition Mission), till June 30, 2021.

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