The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet yesterday gave its approval to appoint retired professors of government medical colleges on a contract basis. A monthly honorarium of Rs 2.30 lakh will be provided. This step is taken in order to meet the shortage of senior teachers for upcoming super-specialty blocks in four hospitals. The departments include the under construction pediatrics hospital at BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, as well as the Super Speciality Cancer Hospital in Lucknow. This particular proposal was implemented considering that medical teachers in Uttar Pradesh retire at the age of 65 while the Medical Council of India allows 70 years as the retirement age.
As per the media reports, a new indoor patient facility is yet to start at Super Speciality Cancer Hospital at CG City in Lucknow this year along with the super specialty blocks at four medical colleges in Gorakhpur, Meerut, Jhansi and Allahabad under the Prime Minister Swastha Suraksha Yojana. A 500-bed pediatric hospital is being established at the BRD Medical College to cater to encephalitis-affected regions of Purvanchal and Terai.
Another significant decision was also taken along with the appointment of the retired teachers. The proposal to implement 7th Pay Commission benefits for employees of Industrial Development Authorities in the state from January 1, 2016, was approved, along with a proposal to start a groundwater conservation scheme under which traditional community ponds spread over one to five hectares would be revamped and maintained. The center also approved a proposal to transfer about 5 acres of land in Baghpat district in favour of the secondary education department for construction of a central school.