Odisha Govt nod to AFMS doctors 


Bhubaneswar, April 18: The Odisha Government on Tuesday gave its nod to adopt Redeployment of Superannuated Teachers of Armed Force Medical Service (AFMS) in partnership with Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and NITI Ayog.

The move was aimed to further improve quality of medical education in the State. Engagement of these experienced teachers would add value to the excellence of medical education and healthcare services in the State of Odisha.

State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Shalini Pandit in a letter to Union H&FW Secretary Rajesh Bhusan informed about the consent of State Government for acceptance of the scheme SRESTA (Scheme for redeployment of Superannuated Teachers of the AFMS) in Medical College and Hospitals (MCHs) of Odisha.

It may be pertinent here to mention that under this scheme, the retired medical teachers of the AFMS are registered in a national pool. The officers in this resource pool are known as SRESTA National Medical Faculty.

Pandit said that the Director, Medical Education and Training (DMET) was declared as Nodal Officer to carry forward this partnership on behalf of Government of Odisha.

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