Around 700 doctors appointed in government hospitals have not reported for duty and will be dismissed soon, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh on Sunday said.
Mr. Singh, who reached on the spot to inspect Mukhayamantri Jan Aarogya Mela at a community health centre, said, “nearly 700 doctors appointed in government hospitals have gone to other places or have started pursuing higher education without informing the department. The process for dismissal of these doctors has started, and their services will be terminated in one to one-and-a-half months.”
On the coronavirus outbreak, “There is no need to feel afraid. The virus can be tackled through proper prevention. India is ready to combat it.” the minister said.