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Retirement age of doctors at major ports increased to 65

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The retirement age of doctors working in hospitals at 11 major ports has been increased by five years to 65.

“The retirement age of superannuation of doctors working in hospitals in 11 Major Ports has been enhanced to 65 years from the existing 60 years by the Union Cabinet,” the Ministry of Shipping said in an official statement.

Availability of skilled healthcare professionals is required to expand the health service delivery in Port hospitals. “As there is shortage of doctors in Major Port Trust’s health institutions, the government is recruiting doctors to bridge the shortage,” the Ministry said.

More than 200 doctors working in Port hospital would be benefitted by this decision. This would also help in improving doctor-patient ratio in 11 Major Port Hospitals.

“The decision of the Government is people-centered and pro-patient. It will strengthen health services in Major Ports Trusts and services of experienced doctors shall be available to bring quality health services,” the Ministry added.

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