U'khand govt to give tourist status to super specialist doctors

To attract super specialist doctors from across the globe to work in the remote areas of the state, Uttarakhand government has decided to accord them tourist status.

Dehradun: To attract super specialist doctors from across the globe to work in the remote areas of the state, Uttarakhand government has decided to accord them tourist status.

"The state government will welcome and accord tourist status to super specialist doctors who wish to serve people in faraway mountainous areas of Uttrakhand," chief minister's media incharge Surendra Kumar said.

Kumar, while referring to a decision taken in this regard by the chief minster, said, "The government is determined to provide best medical facilities to the people in the hilly regions of the state and making all out efforts in this directions."

The state government currently pays 20 per cent more salary to the doctors posted in the hilly areas, he added.

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