The Balochistan Health Department working on a war footing has issued orders of recruitment of over 1,026 doctors, to address the critical shortage of medical staff and provide maximum healthcare cover to the people of the province.
According to details 496 of the new inductees have been inducted as medical officers, 382 lady medical officers, and 148 dental surgeons.
Eight District Headquarters (DHQs) have been declared as teaching and Post Graduate Medical Institutes (PGMI).
Over 250 FCPS/MCPS qualified Doctors have also been selected and will be posted in 11 Teachings Hospitals and PGMI.
The Children Hospital Quetta has been made fully functional recently by placing well-qualified Processors and Consultants, which will address the shortage of doctors in the province and strengthen the healthcare delivery system.
Besides uplifting several hospitals, the government of Balochistan has initiated a process to fill hundreds of vacant posts of doctors and healthcare staff, in a move described by Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan as “revolutionary steps” to improve healthcare in the province.