Chandigarh, October 30, 2018 ( By TNL Bureau) : Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Brahm Mohindra here today handed over the appointment letters to first lot of 300 newly appointed MPHW (Multi Purpose Health Workers-Male). A total of 1183 Multipurpose Health Workers (Male) have been appointed by Health Department, Punjab through a recruitment process initiated by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. A counselling and online station allocation session for these new appointees was here today organised by the Health Department
While addressing the newly appointed MPHW’s, Mr. Brahm Mohindra congratulated them to the department and exhorted them to work dedicatedly and selflessly for providing better health care services at the door steps of people. Health Minister on the occasion stated that these workers shall be a positive interface between the department and the community and it will be their duty to sensitize the community regarding the services and facilities being given by the health department to the people of Punjab. He emphasized them to become ‘agents of change’ for the betterment and good health of the community.
Health Minister stated that these workers shall work at grass-root level in the sub-centres and it will be their duty to promote national health programme like maternal and child health, immunization and specially the control of vector borne disease like malaria and dengue through prevention and awareness. Besides, these workers shall be instrumental in extending other health programmes also at the door steps of people especially in the rural as well as remote areas of State. The Health Minister recounted the initial hiccups and hurdles faced by the department in the process of appointing these MPHW’s, however the consistent efforts made by the department, helped to overcome the road blocks.
Mr. Brahm Mohindra said that 32 differently abled candidates have also been appointed and they have been given top priority while choosing the stations of posting. He said for all candidates, the department has followed a very transparent procedure while allotting them stations. All stations were displayed on wide screen and candidates were allotted the stations as per their choice in accordance to their merit, respectively. He assured that this initiative will give a major uplift to the health services in the state.
Mr.. Amardeep Singh Cheema, Chairman PHSC on the occasion lauded the efforts of Health Minister in getting the appointments of MPHW’s in such large number, materialized. He said this was one of the major recruitment initiative done by Punjab Government. He thanked the Health Minister for making personal efforts in getting these large number of health workers appointed in the department.
Dr. Jaspal Kaur, Director Health Services, Punjab also congratulated the newly joined MPHW’s and asked them to perform their duty with utmost sincerity. Dr. Naresh Kansara Director Health & Family Welfare, Punjab informed that the counselling would continue for another 3 days till the department hands over appointment letters and postings to all the 1183 MPHW’s (Male)