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Schwabe News Volume 4 | Issue 3 | March 2013

Shortage of Homoeopathic Doctors in CGHS


As per reports there are 39 posts of Homoeopathic Doctors currently lying vacant in Department of AYUSH including one post of Adviser. There are totally 13 CGHS posts in Delhi/NCR and 15 posts outside Delhi/NCR. There are also 11 posts vacant directly under the department. A proposal to fill up 27 posts of Homoeopathic Doctors has been sent to the Union Public Service Commission in August, 2012 under Single Window System. In order to  fill up the vacant posts of Homeopathic doctors, Department of AYUSH  has initiated the action as indicated above, however, CGHS appoints the retired Homeopathic Doctors on contract basis  in order to meet the immediate requirement of Doctors for catering the medical needs to the CGHS beneficiaries and  to ensure smooth running of the CGHS dispensaries.  Interviews have already been held on 21st December, 2012 for contractual appointment on short term basis. The above information was given by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. Timely filling up of vacancies will enable the concerned dispensaries to serve in a better way. Readers will be happy to learn that many of the Government dispensaries including CGHS are prescribing Schwabe products.