Trainee doctors to work in BMC hospitals for two years?

The standing committee approves increased fees of private anesthesiologists

Trainee doctors to work in BMC hospitals for two years?

As the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) KEM Hospital, Sion and Nair Hospital lack anesthesiologists, private doctors are hired to perform anesthesia as a lot of times, surgeries have been postponed. Hence, the standing committee demanded to fill up the posts of anesthesiologists on an urgent basis and also demanded that the civic hospitals should make it mandatory for every trainee doctor to work in civic hospitals for a period of two years.

The standing committee approved the proposal and increased the fee of anesthesiologists which pay a visit to 17 civic hospitals.

Increased rates of anesthesiologists

  • Regular minor surgery- ₹1,000
  • Regular major surgery- ₹1,500
  • Emergency minor surgery- ₹2000
  • Emergency major surgery- ₹2,500.
  • During holidays- ₹2000
  • Regular major surgery- ₹2,500
  • Emergency surgery- ₹3,000.

Shiv Sena corporator Rajul Patel congratulated the standing committee for approving the increased fare rates of anesthesiologists. At the same time, she added that many times, anesthesiologists avoid coming to hospital as they only receive ₹500. This hampered many patients whose surgeries were postponed. She added that the hospitals should make their trainee doctors compulsory work in the civic hospitals for a period of two years and if they deny working, then they should not be given any certificate.

Nationalist Congress Party group leader Rakhi Jadhav supported Patel and added that this is unfair as the civic hospital provides training to trainee doctors but after completing their course they work in private hospitals and this should stop somewhere.

Additional Municipal Commissioner(AMC) Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee admitted that there is a dearth of anesthesiologists and hence the civic hospitals take help from private doctors. However, he continued that the decision for the same can be taken by the state government and not by the BMC.

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