New Delhi: A few months before the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has announced several changes to win the hearts of the voters in the state. For instance, in what could be good news for medical professionals, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced that it will raise the retirement age of doctors.
With the latest amendment, the retirement age of doctors in Uttar Pradesh will be increased to 70 years from the present age of 65 years. The announcement comes after the state was hit by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic recently.
The proposal to increase the retirement age of doctors is likely to get approval from the state government in the upcoming cabinet meeting. Uttar Pradesh Medical Education Minister Suresh Khanna said that in this COVID-19 era, the state needs doctors with more experience.
Most of the doctors open private clinics after government services. The recent decision will ensure that such doctors continue to serve the state and the general public for a long time.
Reports suggest that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also given his assent to the proposal, which may also help the state improve the ratio of doctors to patients in the state.
According to government data, a doctor in Uttar Pradesh served about 19,962 patients in 2018. In comparison, the national capital Delhi had one doctor for every 2203 patients. Read also: It’s leaked! Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G India price revealed ahead of September 29 launch
So, while Uttar Pradesh has a long way to go, such an initiative by the state government will ensure better medical services in the country’s largest state in terms of population. Read also: iPhone 13 Result: Apple Discontinues iPhone SE 256GB