New Delhi [India], May 1 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda today inaugurated the first-ever induction training programme for the newly appointed general duty medical officers (GDMOs) of the Central Health Service (CHS) cadre at National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW) here.
Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste and Anupriya Patel were also present.
Congratulated NIHFW and his ministry for designing this nine week training module for the new recruits, Nadda urged them to keep an open mind and imbibe new thoughts and experiences.
Nadda said, "This is the first time such a foundation training programme is being undertaken. This will also orient you to your roles and responsibilities about healthcare delivery systems in the country, legal ethical issues, and schemes programme of the ministry, OPD, emergencies, pharmacies, administration AYUSH, Yoga, etc. You will learn new things."
"Trainings provide a platform to further know your strengths, weaknesses and be dedicated to your service," he added.
The Central Health Service (CHS) cadre is governed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and its doctors are working across the country providing health care services to a large number of people.
CHS has four sub-cadres, namely, GDMOs, teaching, non-teaching specialists and public health, with a sanctioned strength of more than 4000 of which the GDMOs constitute the largest chunk, more than 2000.
On an average, every year around 400 to 600 doctors are recruited through UPSC. (ANI)