WB Health Service Amendment Bill, 2013 passed
Kolkata: The West Bengal Assembly on Thursday passed the State Health Service Amendment Bill, 2013, aimed to provide incentives to MBBS doctors assigned in remote areas of the state.
The bill, which was tabled by Minister of State for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya in the Assembly, was passed by voice vote.
Bhattacharya told reporters that details of the incentives and financial assistance to the doctors to pursue higher studies would be worked out later.
She said the bill provided for formation of an expert committee which would submit its recommendations to the government for consideration.
Earlier, replying during the debate in the House on the subject, the minister said out of nine crore population in the state, 73 percent availed of treatment in government hospitals and primary health centres.
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