Bhubaneswar: 7/3/20:The Odisha Government has set a milestone in the field of healthcare by appointing 1038 doctors in a single day.
Speaking on the Induction Training of the newly-appointed doctors at the Convention Centre of Lok Seva Bhawan, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik described the feat as historic. He urged the doctors to serve the people of Odisha with dedication and treat it as a mission.
Patnaik asked the newly-appointed doctors to take oath on the lines of Mo Sarkar’s commitment.
Health Minister Naba Kishore Das, Chief secretary Asit Tripathy, Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and Principal Secretary, Health Nikunja Bihari Dhal, exhorted the doctors to serve the people selflessly and implement the schemes introduced by the government.
The 5T secretary V K Pandian brought home the nitty-gritty of 5T introduced by the state government and asked the newly-appointed doctors to take the healthcare system to the doorsteps. He urged them to be transformative as far as the health system in the state is concerned.
It is worthwhile to mention here that 5,414 doctors are working in the state against the sanctioned post of 8,719. The OPSC has selected 1,403 doctors of which 1,038 were appointed today. The second batch of doctors will be appointed soon.