Assam Cabinet raises retirement age of doctors in medical colleges from 65 to 70 years


Guwahati: The Assam Cabinet on Friday took certain key decisions, including the retirement age of doctors in government medical colleges in the state.

The state government decided to increase the retirement age of doctors in government medical colleges of the state from 65 to 70 years.

The decision to raise the retirement age was made to boost the number of experienced doctors available for medical and educational services.

Cabinet also decided to sanction Rs. 136.8 crores for the implementation of the ‘Free Drugs and Consumables including Tea Gardens’ scheme for 2022-23.

“It will ensure uninterrupted availability of free essential drugs, surgical, sutured, disinfectants-chemicals and consumables in Govt health facilities”, officially added.

Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote, “In the #AssamCabinet, we took several key decisions regarding the retirement of medical college faculty members, re-engagement of ex-HPC workers, medicines for Govt hospitals, service rules of Land Records staff, automated vehicle testing stations, solar power plant, etc.”