Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Cabinet increases pension age of doctors to 65 years in BMHRC

ANI | Updated: Jun 27, 2018 19:39 IST

New Delhi [India], June 27 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday has approved the proposal of Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to increase the age of receiving pension of general duty medical officers, specialist grade doctors and teaching medical faculty working in Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC) to 65 years.
According to Union Minister Piyush Goyal, this proposal is at par with doctors of Central Health Services and doctors, working under other Central government hospitals/institutes.
The age of superannuation for general duty medical officers and specialists included in teaching, non-teaching and public health sub-cadres of Central Health Services was increased to sixty-five years in reference to the notification in January, 2018.
This decision of the government will meet the shortage of faculty and specialist doctors in the BMHRC and improve the patient care facility to the victims of Bhopal Gas Tragedy and members of their families. (ANI)

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