Half Of Odisha Doctors Lack Qualifications! High Court Orders Probe

Cuttack: Worried over claims made in a World Bank report that only 51 per cent of doctors in Odisha have required educational qualifications, the Orissa High Court on Thursday ordered a probe to ascertain their qualifications in the state.

The HC was hearing a case relating to fake doctors when it was informed about the report that claimed 51 per cent of Odisha doctors have requisite professional qualifications while the rest do not.

Voicing concern over the report, the court asked the Odisha government to conduct an inquiry to find out the professional qualifications of doctors in the state.

The court also asked the state government to inform it about the deadline of finishing the task.

This apart, the state government should inform the court about necessary action to be taken against doctors lacking required qualifications, it said.

The next hearing of the case will be held on January 27, 2023.

The HC had earlier expressed concern over the inadequate number of doctors and basic facilities in government-run hospitals in Odisha and directed the Health department to address the issues immediately.


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