HP govt de­fers re­tire­ment of doc­tors, paramedics till Au­gust 31

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - SPOTLIGHT - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

SHIMLA: An­tic­i­pat­ing a spike in Covid-19 cases in the com­ing months, the state gov­ern­ment has de­ferred the superannua­tion of doc­tors, paramedics and fac­ulty till Au­gust 31.

Ad­di­tional chief sec­re­tary (health) RD Dhi­man is­sued an or­der to this ef­fect late on Mon­day, ex­er­cis­ing pow­ers vested un­der Clause 3 of the Hi­machal Pradesh Epi­demic Dis­ease (Covid-19) Reg­u­la­tions, 2020.

“It has been ob­served that the num­ber of Covid-19 pa­tients and those re­quir­ing treat­ment has been in­creas­ing and from trends as well as the sit­u­a­tion emerg­ing through­out the coun­try and across the globe it is ap­pre­hended that the graph is likely to peak in the com­ing months,” reads the or­der.

It is, there­fore, ex­pected that health in­sti­tu­tions will be un­der more stress and un­der a heav­ier work load.

Thus, the date of superannua­tion of all med­i­cal of­fi­cers, fac­ulty mem­bers and paramed­i­cal staff of all cat­e­gories work­ing un­der the gov­ern­ment of Hi­machal Pradesh in the de­part­ments of health and fam­ily wel­fare and med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion and re­search re­tir­ing on June 30 will be deemed to have been de­ferred and ex­tended up to Au­gust 31.The med­i­cal of­fi­cers and paramed­i­cal staff, who were due to re­tire be­tween De­cem­ber 31, 2017 to Fe­bru­ary 29, 2020, and were re-em­ployed to fight Covid-19 will also con­tinue to func­tion as such till fur­ther or­ders.

The ex­ten­sion and re-em­ploy­ment shall be reg­u­lated by the stan­dard terms and con­di­tions cir­cu­lated by the state gov­ern­ment in this re­gard.

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