The Government Medical Officers’ Association claims the deployment of medical officers to rural and district hospitals has been delayed owing to the lag in granting post internship appointments to doctors.
The GMOA said around 1,500 doctors have not received the appointments and have been deployed to various locations without any procedure.
The GMOA added the delays have impacted the post graduate education of medical officers and also completing their prerequisite of functioning at rural hospitals post appointment.
In a statement, the GMOA said, during the past two months, they had requested on multiple occasions to meet with the Minister of health or the Secretary to the Ministry of Health to hold discussions regarding the matter.
The Association said however it did not receive a positive response.
The GMOA said authorities must take steps to grant post internship appointments promptly and identify the shortage of doctors in rural hospitals and deploy medical officers to appropriate locations.