Nagaland medical students push for recruitment through NPSC
Dimapur, April 11 (EMN): The Nagaland Medical Students’ Association (NMSA) has appealed to the state government and the Nagaland In-service Doctors Association (Nida) to solve their strife amicably, while underscoring the importance of recruiting qualified and well-trained medical doctors through open NPSC examination.
In a press release issued on Sunday, the NMSA stated that it was deeply saddened by the recent imbroglio created by the strife between Nida and the state government.
“The association appeals to all right thinking civil organizations and the government to prevent any dilution of the recruiting machinery by regularisation of contractual services which will lead to crumble in the standards of healthcare service in the state. The NMSA applauds the state government’s sincere efforts in materialising the recent upgradation and creation of new post in the department of Health and Family Welfare, the mass recruitment held in 2020 to fill the void created by the shortage of health service providers during the pandemic speaks for itself.
“However, to maintain the standard of medical profession, all appointment made contractually should be streamlined in batches by requisitioning those contractual post to NPSC in the next 5 years so that the current holders of those contractual post and new medical graduates would have the equal opportunity to render their service to public,” it stated.
According to the association, every year “at least 60 Naga MBBS doctors are produced” from various medical colleges in the country and abroad, “and with at least another 300 students undergoing MBBS course in various years”.
With about 250 plus MBBS doctors vying for a handful of government medical officer posts when advertised through NPSC, there is no dearth of takers, it maintained.