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20 Percent Medical Posts at PGIMER lying vacant

20 Percent Medical Posts at PGIMER lying vacant

Chandigarh: The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), suffers a setback in terms of patient care with nearly 20% posts of doctors besides nursing, technical and other staff, lying vacant.

The Department of Health and Family Welfare presented a  report in the Rajya Sabha on March 20 mentioning the issue of  staff shortage.

 “On a query regarding vacancies against the sanctioned strength, the committee observed that nearly 20% seats are vacant at the institute. Of  a total of 8,771 sanctioned posts in various categories, 1,616 are lying vacant,” stated the report.

“The committee strongly recommends that the department should undertake a time-bound exercise to fill the vacancies of medical, paramedical, nursing and technical staff,” the report stated reports  HT.

The committee suggested that increasing automation could help reduce the requirement of administrative staff and the resources generated due to it, channelized in employing paramedical or technical staff.

According to data presented by HT, of the 7,544 posts, 1,748 are lying vacant at the institute. Further the data also presents a statistics of 138 post of assistant professors and professors lying vacant, of the total sanctioned strength of 555.

88 posts of senior and junior resident doctors (pursuing post graduation and super-specialty) again are  yet to be filled.

There is a shortfall of  300 nurses in different categories. 70 posts of assistant nursing superintendents,179 posts of nursing officers and  11 vacancies of senior nursing officers exists at the PGIMER.

The sanitation department is facing a shortage of a 100 employees.

The staff shortage presents a pathetic scene at the country’s premier health hub, with waiting period for surgeries running into several months and  hours of waiting at registration counters for a slip becoming the fate of patients walking in.

Recently, HT revealed that eight operation theaters (OTs) are lying locked at the institute, due to manpower shortage.

“We have proposed to the PGIMER, Director that we need at least 82 more anesthetists, 75 technicians, six per fusionists and more staff in nursing department for efficiency,” said a senior doctor.

“There should be one nurse for a patient in the intensive care unit (ICU). But at times, we have just one nurse looking after three-four patients in the ICU,” said another official.

Nearly 8,000 patients visit the  new OPD (out-patient department)  at the PGIMER daily, and nearly 2 lakh  fresh ones are added on, every year.

To combat the shortage of staff , Former Officiating Director, Dr Subhash Varma had started the process of recruiting staff- twice a year.

Amitabh Avasthi, Deputy Director (administration), PGIMER, said, “Recruitment is an ongoing process. We are filling posts on a regular basis. Now, we have started the process of filling faculty posts twice a year. Apart from this, PGIMER has also demanded creation of new posts in different categories.”

Source: with inputs
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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan April 4, 2017, 7:41 pm

    Government Institutions are the biggest violaters of the rules, even with 350 bed strength some Government colleges are taking 100 ADMISSIONS ANNUALLY for almost 10 years, not only that they have even applied for increase in seats from 100 to 150 without any shame, guilt or Fear. when one of the Prof from J & K informed the MCI about shortage of staff/ Faculty member in the Radiology department , instead of appreciation , he was served show cause notice. Nothing can be worse than this. In our country crooks, cunning and criminal are awarded and the whistle blower are served Notice. It seems The Ministry is Bent upon increasing Both U G and P G seats with out following the rules. When it comes to appointment of Judges , faster disposal of pending cases which are catching Dust, they show no interest. Because of this Millions of Families are suffering , most of the CITIZENS have died with pain and Agony with out getting judgment. Probably the Ministery UNAWARE of Ayush system MEDICAL COLLEGES( >600). these colleges out number the Medical colleges recognized by MCI. ( 472). INTENTIONALLY they avoid talking about Ayush DOCTORS . If these are considered as Doctors/ Pratitioners we have more Doctors than required. Next comes self Declared DOCTORS/ QUACKS they are practicing with out any fear by indiscriminately injecting deadly DANGEROUS Drugs.Making our innocent people useless what I call Moving Cadavers, with weak muscles, Fragile bones, Shattered Kidneys, Lousy pancreas, Flabby Hearts and sleepy Brains. It was shown repeatedly by Tv 9 Kannada channel. But so called administrators are yet to respond in true sense. What a pity , some of political parties even give them tickets to contest elections. Nothing can be worse than this.

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    Dr. C V Raghuveer April 1, 2017, 11:12 am

    Well done

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    Dr. Rajeev Gupta April 1, 2017, 11:07 am

    PGI, Chandigarh must maintain her reputation by adequate staff and technology. The level of satisfaction and morale of the staff is much lower than before. Needs investigation and prompt corrective measures.