Specialty/ Administrative Cadre For Government Doctors

Thiruvanthapuram: Government has decided the implementation of the specialty and administrative cadre for government doctors, Health Minister P.K. Sreemathy said.
Sreemathy told that 50 posts of senior medical consultants and 16 posts of Chief Medical Consultants would be created in specialty cadre. The allowances of doctors would also be increased but pay scale revision had not been considered. Government would bear additional burden of about Rs.25 crore annually for boosting the allowances.
All government hospitals having more than 100 beds will be equipped with the specialty units.

Pratibha Patil asks Kerala to focus on development of sunrise industries

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 1: President Pratibha Patil today said that Kerala should harness its resources and focus on development of major sunrise industries like tourism, knowledge industry, health