Punjab Government today decided to allow Specialist Doctors of Medicine, Anesthesia and TB & Chest to continue their services, after their superannuation on completion of 58 years of age, till March 31, 2022 on clinical posts to tackle the emergent situation of COVID-19 pandemic. The move is aimed at ensuring effective management of COVID isolation facilities in the State.
The decision was taken at a Punjab Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who said the services of these doctors were required to ensure timely and proper treatment to the patients.
The Cabinet also granted post facto approval for extending the services of nine para-medical employees belonging to Group-C who are retiring in May 2021 and June 2021 in Government Medical Colleges at Patiala and Amritsar.
Cabinet also cleared the extension to 184 posts, approved under ‘POSHAN ABHIYAAN’ (National Nutrition Mission), till June 30, 2021. The Cabinet authorised the Minister-in-charge of Social Security and Women & Child Development department to grant any further extension as per the instructions of the Government of India.