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8th  October 2016
Where is the equity and equality? Why only we, the medical professionals, have to follow it?
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, in his public address on 26th May, 2016 at Saharanpur, announced extension of retirement age of Government Doctors from 60 years to 65 years to meet the shortfall of doctors in Government Hospitals.
Subsequently, Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi issued an Office Order No.A.12034/1/2014-CHS-V dated 31st May, 2016, stating that the President is pleased to enhance the age of superannuation of the specialists of Non-Teaching and Public Health sub-cadres of Central Health Service (CHS) and General Duty Medical Officers of CHS to 65 years with immediate effect.
In consequent of the above, Railways, CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) as well as Provincial Medical & Health Services in Assam and Delhi also issued similar orders.
From the intent of Prime Minister’s address, it is clear that the spirit behind the address and the decision was that the step has been taken to cover the shortage of the doctors in the country. Today, India needs twice the number of doctors, three times the number of nurses and four times the number of paramedics. The Medical Council of India (MCI) has also taken a decision to allow opening of a medical college linked to every district hospitals in the country.
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Heart Care Foundation of India to create health awareness this festive season through its annual flagship event
- the MTNL Perfect Health Mela

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New Delhi, 07th October 2016: Heart Care Foundation of India, a leading national non-profit organization committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation is all set to open the doors to its annual flagship event - the MTNL Perfect Health Mela. A confluence of tradition and modernity, the main aim of the Mela is to create mass awareness about all aspects of health; using a consumer-driven model as the medium. Celebrating 25 years of its inception, the Perfect Health Mela 2016 will be inaugurated by none other than Delhi Health Minister - Shri Satyendar Jain.
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