The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has taken following steps to check the migration of reputed doctors from Government hospitals:-
(i) the age of superannuation of Teaching Specialists has been enhanced from 62 to 65 years;
(ii) the age of superannuation of non-teaching and Public Health Specialists of CHS has been enhanced from 60 to 62 years;
(iii) The Dynamic Assured Career Progression Scheme (DACP) has been extended upto Senior Administrative Grade(SAG) posts. The CHS officer’s promotion upto Senior Administrative grade(SAG) level are made on a time bound basis without any linkage to vacancies;
(iv) The 6th Pay Commission has brought about an overall improvement in remuneration of doctors;
(v) the period of study leave for CHS doctors has been enhanced from 2 to 3 years for post graduation.
These measures have been taken during the last 3-4 years and are beginning to yield result towards retaining the doctors/specialists in Government hospitals/institutions.
The above information was laid in the Rajya Sabha today by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad.