Due to the shortage of medical staff in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to raise the retirement age of doctors from 65 years to 70 years.
A media report quoted Uttar Pradesh medical education minister Suresh Khanna as saying that the State Cabinet would soon pass a proposal on the doctors’ retirement age as the government believes that this would help the state in fighting the Covid19 pandemic and other diseases with experienced doctors.
Minister Khanna said the doctors with more experience are needed at this moment.
“After retirement, doctors open their private clinics, but it will be better that they give their services to us. Keeping this in view, we have prepared the proposal. Yogi Adityanath has also given his consent on this and soon it will be approved by the cabinet,” the report quoted Khanna as saying.
“Right now, the situation in the other states is very bad regarding Corona, but today in UP, there are more than 35 such districts, which have become free from Coronavirus,” the medical minister said.
The UP minister regarding the vaccination in the state said, “We have left the rest of the states far behind.”
On Sunday, more than 50% of the population in Uttar Pradesh have taken the first dose of the Covid19 vaccine, he said.
“The number of medical colleges opened by this government has not been opened in any previous government,” he further said.