Raipur: More than 1,000 posts of specialist doctors lie vacant in Chhattisgarh, state health minister Amar Agrawal told the assembly on Monday.
Agrawal said 1,201 posts of specialists doctors were sanctioned till January 31, of which 192 posts were filled while 1,009 remain vacant.
In a written reply to the House on a question from Congress legislator Brihaspat Singh, the health minister said as against 3,257 posts of staff nurses, 2,011 posts have been filled while 1,246 posts lie vacant.
Singh also sought to know the number of posts sanctioned for Block Medical Officers (BMO), Chief Medical and Health Officers (CMHO), staff nurses, Auxiliary Nurse Midwifes (ANMs), and pharmacists as on January 31 in the state and how many of these were vacant.
Agrawal informed the House that "all 163 sanctioned posts of Block Medical officers and all 27 posts of Chief Medical and Health Officers are vacant till 31 January this year."
The minister said that in-charge officers have been deputed wherever BMO and CMHO vacancies are vacant.
As against the sanctioned 6,105 posts of ANM, 5,539 posts have been filled and 566 posts are vacant, he said.
He said out of 1,197 sanctioned posts of pharmacists, 985 posts have been filled, while 212 posts are vacant.
Singh also sought to know how many primary health centres and sub health centres are being run from its own buildings.
The minister said that 174 primary health centres and 1,429 sub-health centres do not operate from their own buildings.