There is an acute shortage of doctors with Diploma in Public Health (DPH) resulting in large number of vacancies GHMC hunts for health officers. According to officials even when advertisements for recruitment were given, the response has been very poor.
Subsequently the GHMC has been proceeding with the administrations of Assistant Medical Officers of Health (AMOHs) even after finish of their term. Around 15 AMOHs are as yet proceeding in their post despite the fact that no expansion requests were given by either Corporation or the State government.
Persons holding a Diploma in Public Health alongside a MBBS degree are qualified for enlistment as medicinal officers of wellbeing by city bodies. The AMOHs are in charge of checking the flare-up of plagues like looseness of the bowels, issue of conception and passing testaments, exchange licenses and nourishment tainting separated from supervising sanitation works. Each metropolitan circle has an AMOH accountable for wellbeing and sanitation works.
According to authority records of GHMC, just 4 AMOHs are yet to finish their residency. Of them, Circle 9 AMOH K Rama Rao has two days, Circle 2 K Mallikarjun has 45 days, Circle 10 AMOH Laxman Singh has 15 days and Circle 4 AMOH G Vijay Kumar has one year to finish their term.
Remaining AMOHs M Manohar, working at GHMC head office has been proceeding in his post since 7 years and three months even subsequent to finishing is term, Y Venkat Ramana Circle 8 since six years and eight months, B Palvan Kumar and T Sudha Rani since four years and P Muralidhar Gupta since 5 years. The past united Andhra Pradesh government had likewise issued a GO on April 23, 2014 and requested that Muralidhar Gupta report to his guardian office.
Around 15 AMOHs in as far as possible don’t fulfill the qualification criteria and a few others don’t have required DPH from the perceived colleges. Numerous among them are confronting degenerate assertions.
There are around 30 DPH seats in around 9 government and 21 private restorative universities in the State. The specialists with DPH are qualified for the post of metropolitan restorative wellbeing officer and mentor for social preventive pharmaceutical (SPM) and the pay scale for the both the posts are same.