Jharkhand Foundation day: Health services expanded in Jharkhand, but shortage of doctors still persists.

Health services are expanding in Jharkhand. In the last 23 years, the number of medical colleges in the state has increased from three to seven. But, the shortage of doctors still persists. Doctors are continuously decreasing. At present about 55 percent posts of doctors are vacant. This is also affecting the health system. There are 3,691 sanctioned posts of doctors in Jharkhand.

Of these, 2,028 posts are lying vacant. At present only 1,663 doctors are working in the state. Here, the government has started the exercise to fill the vacant posts. The Health Department has started the process of recruitment for 771 non-teaching doctors and 71 backlog posts in the month of April. Applications have been invited in this regard. In the month of April, appointment letters were given to 172 AYUSH doctors by the government.

It is mandatory for students studying MBBS to serve the state:

Hemant government has taken steps to overcome the shortage of doctors. Under this, it has been made mandatory for the students studying MBBS in the medical colleges of Jharkhand to serve in the state for three years. Students have to fill this bond at the time of enrolment. Apart from this, a provision was made to provide reservation facility in admission in medical PG course to the students who voluntarily give the bond of serving for 10 years in Jharkhand. 15 percent seats will be reserved for them.

Infant and maternal mortality rate in Jharkhand is better than the central standard

Infant and maternal mortality rates in Jharkhand are better than the central average. Under SRS 2020, the infant mortality rate in Jharkhand is 25 per thousand, while the central index is 28. The maternal mortality rate in Jharkhand is 56, while the Central Health Index is 97. The neonatal mortality rate in Jharkhand is 17, while in the central index this figure is 20.

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