Karnataka to hire private practitioners as specialist posts
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The Karanataka govt. is now forced to hire private practitioners as many specialist posts have been lying vacant in government hospitals across the state. The government has proposed to pay Rs 1.25 lakh per month to a specialist, who volunteers to work in government hospitals. If the doctor comes on a visit, heshe will be paid Rs 2000 for six-hour outpatient duty (OPD) per day.

There is a total shortage of 1,032 specialists including 216 paediatricians, 217 anaesthetists, 174 gynaecologists, 94 general medicine practitioners and 63 general surgeons. The hiring will be done on a temporary basis and will be need-based. The medical superintendent or doctor in charge of the government medical facility will take the call on when and who to hire for emergency services. While the association of private hospitals sees the move as a great idea to deliver quality care to poor patients, doctors in the health department say it's not easy to get private practitioners when there is a need, especially during emergencies in taluk hospitals.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/govt-hospitals-forced-to-hire-private-practitioners-to-tide-over-staff-crisis/articleshow/58833837.cms
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