Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced three-month extension for all retiring under-60 doctors and specialists.
He also directed the state Chief Secretary to expedite the process of recruitment of technicians and lab assistants for coping with the exponential demand in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
As per a Cabinet decision, these doctors were earlier given extension till September 30, which has now been extended till December 31, 2020.
During a virtual review of the COVID-19 situation, the Chief Minister pointed out that the Health Department is already supporting the government medical colleges with specialist manpower pending recruitment by the Medical Education Department.
Special relaxation has been given by the Finance Department to enable these colleges to hire other manpower, he said.