The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) plans to set-up a database on doctors across the state. The reason for this is due to the shortage of doctors and other medical faculty in rural areas. Overall, there is shortage 81 per cent specialist across India
This database is being prepared to resolve the problems of promotions, transfers, recruitment of doctors and other medical workers.
According to the DMER officials, the doctors working in the government hospitals are transferred after a few years. The doctor has to work in rural areas. But there is no facility available in this place, many are angry over the transfer and do not go to the remote rural areas to serve.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, DMER director Dr Praveen Shingare, said, “The number of doctors and other medical workers in rural areas is insufficient. Doctors aren’t ready to go and serve in rural areas. They request for transfer stating various reasons, every year in May and July.”
Dr Shingare further said that Dr Wakhode will be in-charge of the database project the database is being prepared to see the areas where is a shortfall of doctors. Accordingly, the required doctors will be appointed according to the vacant positions.