Four hundred posts of doctors and paramedics have been sanctioned by the Jammu and Kashmir Planning Department under the Indian System of Medicines for improving the healthcare facilities in the State.

“The Planning Department has approved 400 posts for the hospitals and other healthcare institutions under the ISM (Unani and Ayurvedic). The process is in final stages now,” State Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma told PTI.

The minister said his Department had sent a bigger requirement of manpower including doctors and paramedics but the Planning department has only approved 400 posts which includes around 100 posts of doctors.

“The State Government is focusing on diagnostic side where we did not have enough manpower,” Sharma said. He said the ISM hospitals and healthcare units in the State were currently being managed through internal arrangements.

(This article was published on September 2, 2012)
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