1500 more CHOs will be appointed in Rajasthan taking the total CHOs tally in the state to 7810

With Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot approval to appoint 1,500 more Community Health Officers, the total tally of CHOs in the state will go up to 7,810.

1,500 more Community Health Officer amid the ongoing recruitment of 6,310 officers under the National Health Mission will be appointed in Rajasthan.

With Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot approval to appoint 1,500 more Community Health Officers, the total tally of CHOs in the state will go up to 7,810.

The government was in the process of appointing 6,310 CHOs on contractual basis for the medical and health centers in all districts of the state when it decided to appoint 1,500 more of them, the official statement says.

The state earlier had a vacancy for 2,310 CHOs for the year 2019-20 and 5,500 CHOs for 2020-21 and was in the middle of recruiting a total of 6,310 CHOs, when it decided to appoint 1,500 more of them, seeking to clear the backlog for filling all vacancies 2020-21, the statement said.

The government had earlier issued an advertisement for filling up the 2,310 vacancies for the year 2019-20, but the process had been postponed midway, the statement said.

The government has fixed the aim of upgrading all sub-health centres in Rajasthan to the level of ``Health and Wellness Centers`` under the Ayushman Bharat Abhiyan by the year 2022.

The contract workers will be paid honorarium and incentives under the provisions of the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) of NHM.


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