The retirement age of superannuation of doctors working in hospitals in
11 Major Ports has been enhanced to 65 years from the existing 60 years by the
Union Cabinet on 27th September.
Availability of skilled healthcare professionals poses a key constraint
in expanding the health service delivery in Port hospitals. As there is
shortage of doctors in Major Port Trustís health institutions, efforts are
already on to recruit doctors to bridge the shortage.
The decision of the Government to enhance the age of retirement of doctors
to 65 years will help in retaining the existing strength of experienced doctors
thereby providing better patient care satisfaction. More than 200 doctors
working in Port hospital would be benefitted by this decision. This
would also help in improving doctor-patient ratio in 11 Major Port Hospitals.
The decision of the Government is people-centered and pro-patient. It
will strengthen health services in Major Ports Trusts and services of
experienced doctors shall be available to bring quality health services. This
move will also address the shortage of doctors in Port hospitals.