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Punjab Govt to appoint PG-diploma doctors as specialists

Chandigarh: The state government on Monday approved the hiring of postgraduate diploma holders to fill the posts of radiologist, anaesthetist, gynaecologist, psychiatrist and paediatricians in government-run hospitals.

The proposal for hiring doctors holding a diploma was approved after Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani admitted that Punjab had failed to hire doctors holding MD/MS degree even after relaxing service conditions, reports Tribune.

The state government is reportedly short of 350 specialists in various fields, including 117 in paediatrics, 25 gynaecology, 38 radiology, 57 anaesthesia and 29 in psychiatry.

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