State govt to engage senior docs at super-specialty hospitals

The West Bengal Medical Services Corporation Limited (WBMSCL) is supervising the construction of all the multi-super-specialty hospitals.  

After Mamata Banerjee government came to power, there had been qualitative changes to health infrastructure at all state-run hospitals. To provide quality treatment to the patients at the remote areas of the districts, the Chief Minister had announced 41 multi-super-specialty hospitals across the state, six of which have already been made operational. 

Patients are now availing quality health services at these hospitals. A senior health department official said around 32 more hospitals will come up by the end of March this year. The six hospitals that have come up at Nayagram in West Midnapore, Jangipur and Sagardighi in Murshidabad , Bajora, Onda and Chatna in Bankura. 

To make adequate arrangements of doctors in these hospitals, the state health department is chalking out various plans. The senior officials have decided to ask the specialist and teaching doctors from various departments of the medical colleges and hospitals to attend the patients in these newly constructed hospitals at least once a week. This will help the department to meet huge requirements of patients at newly set up hospitals. 

A senior health department official said: “We will soon be able to meet the requirements of doctors in these super-specialty hospitals as the new recruitments will be made. Within 2-3 years from now there will no crisis of doctors as the medical seats have been increased in the state.”

He also said, “We will manage to deal with the requirements of doctors in these hospitals soon. The senior doctors from the nearby hospitals and medical colleges were being asked to visit the newly built super-specialty hospitals once in a week. As a result of which the patients will get quality treatment. We will provide extra remuneration for each visit of these specialist and senior doctors.”
Pradip Chatterjee

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