TVVP hit by speciality doctors recruitment ills
Telangana Vaidya Vidhana Parishad TVVP of the Health department for the first time in combined State or after formation of State went for a massive recruitment for 1,133 Civil Assistant Surgeon specialties at one go
Hyderabad: Telangana Vaidya Vidhana Parishad (TVVP) of the Health department for the first time in combined State or after formation of State went for a massive recruitment for 1,133 Civil Assistant Surgeon (specialties) at one go.
However, there were shortage of eligible candidates for some specialties fulfilling the reservation criteria and hence 919 Civil Assistant Surgeon (CAS) (specialties) posts were filled leaving vacancies for another 200 posts. This direct recruitment for specialist doctors was done adhering to Service Rules, Rule of Reservation and related orders of government.
The selection was based on aggregate marks obtained in qualifying examination (PG medicine), duly awarding weightage to contractual service (if any) and number of years lapsed since passing of the qualifying exam. The posts were spread over 15 specialties’ including Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Dermatology, Pathology, Ophthalmology, General Medicine, ENT, Psychiatry, Hospital Administration, Forensic Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine.
These civil assistant surgeons would be posted in area hospitals, district hospitals and community health centres (CHCs) mostly in districts and rural areas.
TVVP Commissioner B Shivaprasad said that vacancies in specialties like Forensic Medicine, Hospital Administration, Pulmonary Medicine, General Surgery etc. were not filled due to want of eligible doctors.
Take the case of Forensic Medicine in which 63 vacant posts were identified. Due to shortage of eligible candidates, more than 50 per cent of posts were unfilled. Only 31 candidates were in fray, out of which 28 candidates, fulfilling all criterion were given appointment letters.
Kranti Chaitanya, PG (Forensic Medicine) completed his study in 2016 and worked as a faculty for last two years before applying for TVVP recruitment.
He was one of the lucky few to have got selected for the CAS post for Forensic Medicine. Dr Chaitanya said that forensic doctors had limited opportunities in government sector, with no major recruitments taken up for long and hence this was not a preferred specialty for doctors joining PG course.
“The big gap between number of posts and available PG (Forensic) doctors is no surprise. However, the big recruitment being done now will augur well for the future and we can see things improving in the next one to two years. Hopefully doctors would not shy away from pursuing PG (Forensic) unlike earlier,” Chaitanya said. Officials said that recruitment for vacant posts would be taken up in the future adhering to the same rule of reservation followed this time.