The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) on Friday welcomed any step towards the expansion of public healthcare facilities in the state, including Aam Aadmi clinics, but demanded that the recruitment of doctors in these clinics are only done on a regular basis.
In a statement, PCMSA State Chairman Dr. Anil Sarin said the association understands that the AAC recruitment process is still ongoing and that delegations are only ad hoc/temporary arrangements.
“We don’t really have any major concerns about it as it’s only for a few days. It is expected that as soon as the recruitment process is complete and the selected candidates have signed up, the PCMS doctors will return to their usual place of employment. However, if these deputations exceed the deadlines, the PCMSA will seize the higher authorities, because the health services at their usual place of assignment could suffer”, he added.
PCMSA said providing services at Aam Aadmi clinics by delegating regular staff from existing health facilities would actually be counterproductive in the long run.
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