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Karnataka: 2,733 'on leave' medicos, including 804 docs sacked

  • A total of 2,733 medical personnel have been leave.
  • Including 804 doctors have been absent from state hospitals.
  • Despite being on leave for over 1000 days, the medicos were drawing salaries.
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First Published Oct 28, 2016, 6:29 AM IST

Karnataka Government has dismissed a total of 2,733 medical personnel, including 804 doctors who have found to have been absent for over 1,000 days.



The medicos have been on leave but were still being paid their salaries.


“Some are not attending the hospitals at all while in some cases, the staff are found to be absent for more than 1000 days, which is gross indiscipline, “ Karnataka Health Minister Ramesh Kumar said.



“Having found such irregularities, the government will initiate some disciplinary action. Their dismissal would not have any negative impact and alternative arrangements are being made and very soon, doctors and required medical staff would be recruited,” Kumar added. 



A total 2,733 medical personnel including of 804 doctors, 1,304 nursing staff and laboratory technicians who are unofficially absent from work would be dismissed without any second thought. 


Shortage of Doctors: 


A total 1,594 doctor posts are vacant in Karnataka. A total of 1,401 doctors were inducted through KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission) appointment process this year. Of which, 1,122 doctors have been given appointment orders. By next January, all medical posts would be filled, the minister said. 

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