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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha continues to suffer from dismal healthcare amid scarcity of government doctors willing to serve at basic health clinics in grassroots level, the State government on Sunday laid down some important instructions to all district collectors and Chief District Medical Officers (CDMO)s to plan induction and interactive sessions with the newly appointed 581 medicos.

An advisory issued by State Health Secretary Pramod Kumar Meherda sent out instructions for induction and interactive sessions with the newly appointed doctors.

The advisory also stated that the doctors’ salaries and place-based incentives also need to be ensured on time. Services opportunities of taking PG courses and higher pay scale of Pay Band 4 which is only available in Odisha also need to be stressed on so that the new doctors are more interested to stay in the state.

CDMOs and other wing officers have also been asked to conduct regular interaction sessions at least once in a week. Similarly, supplying all necessary drugs and all other available support in developing infrastructure at PHCs and CHCs has also been given importance in the advisory.

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