Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar has said that more than 2,000 doctors and 700 paramedical, nursing staff would be recruited directly in a month.
Speaking at a virtual foundation-laying ceremony for library, lecture and examination auditorium and other infrastructure facilities at Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), the minister said that it had been decided to amend certain laws for encouraging doctors serving in rural areas.
"It has been decided to increase the salary of doctors serving in rural areas and promote them also," he said.
Sudhakar said that it had been proposed to develop VIMS on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). People from the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Telangana too come to the institute for treatment, he added.