COVID 19: Teachers say faculty shortage at UCMS, GTB Hospital

COVID 19: Teachers say faculty shortage at UCMS, GTB Hospital University College of Medical Sciences, (Source) Wikimedia commons
Team Careers360 | Jun 27, 2020 - 5:59 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Teachers of the University College of Medical Sciences, or UCMS, demand immediate recruitment of medical workforce as the COVID-19 pandemic rages across Delhi.

In a letter to the University of Delhi’s Vice Chancellor recently, the teachers’ association sought immediate recruitment of faculty in UCMS and Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital.

The letter states that the association has been demanding increased workforce during non-COVID times too. But, the demand has not been addressed.

Earlier demands

It further states that the Union ministry of health and family welfare had asked Delhi’s University to resolve the issue in a directive on May 15 this year.

The ministry had stated, “The health workforce is a valuable and scarce resource, and a large number of COVID-19 affected health care personnel getting isolated for treatment and remaining undergoing quarantine affects the health and hospital service delivery.”

The ministry said that “Delhi University must fulfil its social responsibility and honour the directives the ministry of Health and Family welfare on an urgent basis”.

The direction has not been implemented to date.

Vacancy announcement and interviews

The teaching hospital attached to UCMS has 95 vacancies for senior residents post in 10 specialities on a regular basis for which interviews were conducted on May 14 and May 15.

Similarly, Rajiv Gandhi super speciality hospital has 84 vacancies for faculty and MD posts as on May 15, the letter said.

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