Thiruvananthapuram: The government will soon post another 100 doctors in the State Health service, Health Minister P. K. Sreemathy told the Assembly on Tuesday.
Replying to a submission by Anathalavattom Anandan (Communist Party of India-Marxist), Ms. Sreemathy said the Public Service Commission had forwarded the names of 100 candidates selected by it.
They would be given posting very soon. Ms. Sreemathy told T.N. Prathapan (Congress) that the government would soon issue a treatment protocol for government doctors, besides stipulating that they write both the generic and brand names of medicines in their prescriptions. It might not be easy to enforce this stipulation in the case of doctors in the private sector, but the government would make every effort to ensure that the drug companies did not fleece the people. Agriculture Minister Mullakkara Ratnakaran told Mankode Radhakrishnan (Communist Party of India) that a special cell would be established to look after farmers welfare as a follow up to the Swaminathan Commission recommendation for establishment of a department for farmers welfare in the State.