A resolution passed by the district panchayat here on Thursday urged the State government to immediately fill the vacancies in various taluk hospitals and community health centres in the district.

The resolution presented by member Dinesh Perumanna at the panchayat council pointed out that the staff strength did not witness any increase even after the upgrading of the hospitals to the level of community health centres and taluk hospitals.Additional staff

At a meeting convened by the District Collector on Thursday, Additional District Medical Officer M.K. Appunni said the Health Department had deployed 100 staff, including doctors and nurses, in the primary health centres and the district hospital.