Govt nod to fill 1,085 posts in NMMC health cen­tres

UP­GRADE For the past 10 years, sev­eral posts from doc­tors to pe­ons have been lying va­cant

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The state govern­ment on Fri­day gave the sanc­tion for re­cruit­ment in the NMMC health de­part­ment, a de­mand that had been pend­ing for years.

A to­tal of 1,085 posts will be filled up fol­low­ing the sanc­tion giv­ing a boost to the health in­fras­truc­ture in the city.

The civic health ser­vices had in the past over one year de­te­ri­o­rated.

De­spite three new hos­pi­tals at Airoli, Nerul and CBD Be­la­pur be­ing con­structed, they are not yet fully func­tional. The Kopar Khairane and Turbhe mother and child hos­pi­tals have been shut as their di­lap­i­dated build­ings were de­clared dan­ger­ous.

The res­i­dents are get­ting health ser­vices only from the NMMC FRU in Vashi and the ur­ban health posts.

For the past al­most 10 years, sev­eral posts from that of doc­tors to pe­ons have been va­cant. The civic ad­min­is­tra­tion had pre­pared a de­tailed pro­posal for re­cruit­ment of staff and sent to the state govern­ment for ap­proval on July 17, 2015. It had writ­ten to the govern­ment that the 1,085 posts need to be filled at the ear­li­est to pro­vide ef­fi­cient health ser­vices to the citizens.

Lack of ad­e­quate staff was hin­der­ing the start of the three new hos­pi­tals con­structed at a cost of crores of ru­pees. Even the state of the art FACC am­bu­lance has been lying unused for months.

MLA Manda Mha­tre said, “The re­cruit­ment is­sue had been pend­ing for 10 years. The ad­min­is­tra­tion had sent a de­tail re­quest to the govern­ment for sanc­tion. I met chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis and ap­prised him of the sit­u­a­tion.”

She added, “The govern­ment has been quick in re­spond­ing to the need of the peo­ple and sanc­tioned the posts. It will be a boon for the peo­ple of the city in terms of health ser­vices.”

Mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Di­nesh Wagh­mare said, “The govern­ment has sanc­tioned the posts that we had asked for. It will help us fur­ther in­crease the ef­fi­ciency of our health ser­vices and pro­vide even bet­ter ser­vices to the peo­ple.”


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