Contract consultants: 107 selected

COIMBATORE, MARCH 17 . After two days of interview that began on Wednesday, 107 doctors have been selected as Contract Medical Consultants to fill up vacancies in the Government hospitals and primary health centres in the district. They will be on contract for six months.

The total number of vacancies is 112 with 10 in the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH), 43 in the Employees' State Insurance (ESI) hospitals and 59 in the primary health centres (PHC) in Coimbatore and Tirupur.

The Deputy Director of Health Services, V. Veerapandian, said today that orders had been issued to 10 consultants for the CMCH, 39 for the ESI hospitals and 58 for the PHCs. They would join duty tomorrow (March 18), he said.

Only those who had registered with the Employment Office were called for the selection. Those selected would not be on rolls but could appear for the exams for regular recruitment conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission.

As for salary, those who held an MBBS would be paid a fixed salary of Rs. 8,000, those with an additional qualification of a post-graduate diploma (such as Diploma in Child Health) Rs. 9,000 and post-graduate doctors (MD and MS), Rs. 10,000.

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