Development News Edition
Give Feedback

Maha HC urges govt to devise scheme for attracting doctors to practice in rural areas

The court said the state government should hold discussions with doctors' associations or organisations on this issue.


PTI Last Updated at 11 Jun 2018, 19:06 IST India
Maha HC urges govt to devise scheme for attracting doctors to practice in rural areas
  • Taking note of the fact that district and smaller medical centres do not have proper facilities, including lack of doctors, the court said there has to be some incentive for doctors to go and serve in such areas. (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Bombay High Court today emphasised the need for Maharashtra government to devise a scheme to attract doctors to practice in rural and tribal areas of the state.

A division bench of Justices N H Patil and G S Kulkarni was hearing a bunch of petitions raising the issue of malnutrition among children living in the tribal belt of the state and the lack of medical facilities in these areas.

Taking note of the fact that district and smaller medical centres do not have proper facilities, including lack of doctors, the court said there has to be some incentive for doctors to go and serve in such areas.

"Nobody wants to go to such remote areas where they know they will not get basic things like drinking water, toilets and so on. Attraction is in urban areas. Social activists go to such areas but a professional would only like to focus on his career," Justice Patil said.

The court said the state government should hold discussions with doctors' associations or organisations on this issue.

"Devise some scheme by which even doctors feel like there is some benefit in practising in rural areas," the court told additional government pleader Neha Bhide.

It also suggested that if there was the shortage of doctors in Maharashtra then the government could look into appointing doctors from other states.

The bench said the state government could rope in corporate firms to provide equipment and other logistical support to medical centres.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


add banner

LEAVE COMMENT

Download our Android App on Google Play