In order to further strengthen the health sector in Karnataka, the State government has appointed 1,763 doctors, Minister for Health and Medical Education Dr K Sudhakar said on Tuesday.
Speaking after holding a meeting to asses the Covid-19 and black fungus situation in the state, he said that the process of direct appointment was completed. Out of 1763, 715 expert doctors besides 1048 general doctors were also appointed which would help in the health sector .
This appointment would ease the pressure in the north Karnataka hospitals . Priority has been given to Gadag, Hubballi, Belagavi , Raichur districts and very soon the doctors’ places will be announced.
He said the remuneration for health officials who have been working on contract basis has been fixed as Rs 10,000, Rs 8,000 for nursing staff and Rs 10,000 for group D workers, besides risk remuneration will also be given from April 1. Asha workers will get their salary every month in the first week itself. With regard to black fungus, he said so far 446 people have been affected in which 433 people have been admitted to hospitals and 11 patients are taking treatment in their houses and so far 12 persons died due to black fungus