Retirement age of doctors raised to 62 in UP

The Government of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday gave a go ahead to extend the retirement age of doctors from 60 to 62 years.

The move is to ensure the make up of doctors’ shortage in the state.

The UP cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh said 7,327 posts of doctors were lying vacant in the state against a sanctioned strength of 18,382.

As per him, the decision will ensure services of around 1,000 doctors during the ongoing financial year.

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