Kathmandu, Feb. 26 - The government is going to fill up several vacant posts for the doctors soon.
Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) is making appointments to 171 doctors simultaneously.
Earlier, there were complaints that doctors were not appointed for remote and rural areas. However, this time, the government has been working to fill up several posts lying vacant in the western and far western districts with the introduction of special incentives for working in remote village.
Within a week all of the newly appointed doctors will head to their works. So far, 140 doctors have already got appointment letters and other 30 will get their appointment soon.
Surya Acharya, joint secretary of the MoHP, said that the Ministry had launched a three- days orientation to newly appointed doctors last week.
One year ago, as per the government decision, the Public Service Commission solicited applications from the doctors to be appointed throughout the nation. More than 600 doctors had submitted their applications.
Even after the appointment of 171 doctors, around 10 to15 government posts for doctors will still be lying vacant again, Acharya said.
He said that the Ministry would take decision to deploy the doctors as per the Ministry’s requirements and the doctors’ interests.
Presently, the government has made the new provision that the doctors having post graduate degrees must work at least two years in remote areas. This policy obviously will promote the doctors to work in the western and far western parts of the nation, Acharya said.