A body of resident doctors’ associations has appealed to the health ministry for the timely recruitment of regular faculties in medical colleges and associated hospitals across the country.
In a letter addressed to Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association of India (FORDA) has urged that there has been a significant paucity of vacancies released by UPSC for regular posts in certain clinical branches, including orthopedics, medicine, surgery, and others, medical education and healthcare sector.
“The process of appointing faculties through UPSC plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of medical professionals. However, there persists an alarming duration of up to four years in the regular appointment”, said FORDA.
The association has sought the intervention from the ministry to initiate a comprehensive survey to assess the current status of vacant seats or those filled on a contractual basis and subsequently release a seat matrix through UPSC.
“This step is imperative not only for the welfare of residents but also for the sustained growth and quality of healthcare institutions.We believe that a holistic approach, rather than one driven by convenience, is essential to address the existing infrastructure constraints in hospitals”, said Dr Sarvesh Pandey, General Secretary, FORDA.