NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve an increase the retirement age of government doctors, from 60 years at present to 65, on Wednesday, a move that will help strengthen the healthcare sector and increase the availability of doctors.
In July, the government had given its approval for the enhancement of retirement age to 65 years for general duty medical officers of the central armed police forces and the Assam Rifles.
The likely Cabinet decision will enable the government to retain experienced doctors for a longer period. Government doctors are largely the only recourse for the poor, particularly in the country’s rural areas.
As carried in TOI on 27/9/2017