Patna: The Bihar State Contract Dental Association on Sunday demanded the government to fast-track the process to announce results and appoint dentists.
The association held a general meeting at the IMA Hall in the city.
Raising the delay in regular appointment of dentists, association secretary Dr Zaved Anwar said: “The government had sent a requisition to the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) in 2015 to fill posts for 558 dentists. The BPSC was supposed to complete the recruitment process and release the interview result by July of that year. But the process was stalled because of some technical errors. Now, the interview result for appointment of dentists in state-run health facilities has still not been published.
“A Bihar State Contract Dental Association delegation recently met BPSC authorities, requesting it to publish the result at the earliest. They have assured that the needful will be done. We demand the government to publish the result by August 10,” added Dr Anwar, also spokesperson of the association.
Dr Anwar said some dentists who had appeared in the BPSC interview have died waiting for the results to be published.
“Among the doctors who have died since then include Gaurav Kumar from Bhojpur, Ritesh from Kishanganj and Kriti Kumar from Gopalganj,” he said.
Bihar State Contract Dental Association president Dhiraj demanded the government to provide job to at least one of the family members of the dead dentists.
Vice-president Ravishankar said the association will be forced to stage a protest against the government if the BPSC did not publish the interview results by August 10.
He also said that the Bihar Health Services Association has extended support to the demands placed by the dental association members.
Courtesy: The Telegraph