Doctors serving in rural areas to get enhanced salary: Azad

JAMMU: Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad today said doctors serving in rural areas will get enhanced salary that will serve as incentive for them to work in these areas.

“In due course of time more Hospitals will be established in the Chenab region,” Mr Azad said after laying the foundation stone of 100 bedded Sub District Hospital at Gandoh and cautioned the masses against divisive forces and to defeat their nefarious designs.

He said, “under the flagship NHM programme, Doctors serving in rural areas will get enhanced salary of Rs 55000 that will serve as incentive for them to work in these areas.”

Mr Azad further said mutual love and peaceful co-existence between various communities is basic key to development and lauded the people of the mountainous Doda region for maintaining communal harmony and peace in the area.

While highlighting developmental initiatives taken by the collation government for the overall development of the people of the Chenab region, Mr Azad said uplift of common people and providing them basic amenities in Health, Education and Road sector have received special focus.

Earlier Mr Azad also visited Bonjwah area and held a public rally and assured the people that the basic needs of drinking water and health will be provided to them and in near future a 10 bedded hospital is in offing for the region.

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