Health and Family Welfare Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh on Monday informed that the state has a total sanctioned of 375 specialist doctors of which 227 are in position today.
She said that in the latest recruitment process conducted by the Medical Recruitment Board, about 397 new medical officers were recruited of which 83 are specialist doctors.
“However, still there is a gap of 150 specialist doctors in the state which indeed is a cause of concern,” Lyngdoh said while replying in the Assembly.
She assured that the government is on the job to look into the matter urgently.
On the request made by the UDP legislator from Nongpoh Mayralborn Syiem for setting up of a medical college in Ri Bhoi, being an aspirational district in the state, the health minister said the proposal is under active consideration by the government.
Lyngdoh also informed that the government is also intending to establish more health institutions like PHC, sub centres by allocating more capital expenditure.

By Editor