900 docs to be recruited for rural areas in J&K

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Amid the pandemic, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is going to recruit 900 doctors in the peripheral and far-flung areas.

The recruitment will be made on a fast-track basis and candidates have been asked to apply only online.

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A notification in this regard was issued by the newly constituted Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission on Thursday in which online applications were invited for 900 posts of medical officer. These posts are likely to be increased after clarification from the administrative department.

It is clearly mentioned in the recruitment notification that the selected candidates will have to work in peripheral and far-flung areas of J&K.

The authorities have decided to conduct fast-track recruitment of doctors as more than 500 medical officers recruited three year ago were dismissed from service for not joining their duties after appointment. After their recruitment, these doctors were appointed in the peripheral areas, but they did not join their place of postings.

The doctor patient ratio in J&K is 1:1,880 as against the recommendations of the World Health Organisation of 1:1,000.