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Employ Young Medical Officers, Dental Surgeons to combat COVID-19 outbreak: SDSJK


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Srinagar, Mar 25 (KNS): Society of Dental Surgeons J&K on Wednesday welcomed the announcement of appointing doctors by J&K authorities to fight COVID-19 outbreak and said hiring doctors will be of no use as they are already came under high risk which has been witnessed parts of globe.
According to statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), SDSJK said welcomed announcement of appointing doctors to fight the Covid-19 crisis by the authorities.
Association applauded the role of medicos against growing challenges and threats. “In current situation when there are chaos all around, doctors and paramedics are fighting a tough battle round the clock”, it said.
It also said doctors are overburdened and there is dire need of sufficient staff and appointment of new doctors on fast track.
SDSJK urged upon the government to appoint unemployed medical officers/dental surgeons to overcome the manpower shortage.
Association maintained that there are hundreds of PHC’s and NTPHC’s facing dearth of dental surgeons, so hiring retired doctors will be of no use as they are already came under high risk which has been witnessed across the globe.
It said that association is hopeful that dental surgeons will be appointed on fast track at district levels to handle the crisis which will be helpful in combating the present crisis effectively.
Notably a big chunk of dental surgeons are awaiting since long for employment among most of them are either at the verge of overage or have crossed age limit. (KNS)