Chhattisgarh short of 1,846 doctors

Chhattisgarh, which has poor health facilities in the interior areas, is short of 1,846 doctors, the state assembly was informed on Friday.

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2011, 16:36 PM IST

Raipur: Chhattisgarh, which has poor health facilities in the interior areas, is short of 1,846 doctors, the state assembly was informed on Friday.
"The state has 187 hospitals where 2,030 doctors are posted but still the hospitals are short of 1,846 doctors," Health Minister Amar Agrawal told the house in a written reply.
He said the health department had a massive budget of around Rs 155 crore for the 2011-12 fiscal and the government was striving to deploy doctors in all areas, even in remote pockets.

IANS