Bhubaneswar: The State Government, in order to meet the huge number of vacancies in medical institutions across the State, has finalised to appoint 153 more doctors for special purpose on Thursday..

Earlier on 15th December, 197 doctors were appointed. With the appointment of 153 more doctors the total number of doctors appointed in this month will reach 300. The doctors would be deployed in various districts as per vacancies and requirements.

It is noteworthy to mention that the State Health and Family Welfare Department has also raised the stipend amount of the house surgeons in the four Homeopathic Medical Colleges and the three Ayurvedic Colleges, run by the State Government, from Rs 5000 to Rs 7500 per month.