Nagaland: Cabinet approves posts for 53 doctors & 143 nurses to strengthen H&FW

Nagaland: Cabinet approves 53 doctor & 143 nurse posts to strengthen Health and Family Welfare Department to strengthen the fight against COVID-19 in Nagaland

Kohima, June 13 (NE): Minister for Planning, Neiba Kronu while briefing the media on the state COVID-19 status informed on the post creation approval for 53 doctors and 143 nurses posts by the Nagaland Government.

Kronu remarked that with a view to further strengthen the manpower of the Health & Family Welfare Department, the Cabinet meeting held on June 11, 2020 approved the following posts:

*Fifty three (53) posts of Specialist Doctors for 11 District Hospitals, which includes,

-One (1) post of Director (Medical Education & Radiation Safety) at the level of Special Selection Grade.

-Five (5) posts of Zonal Leprosy Officer (Longleng, Kiphire, Peren, Phek & Zunheboto) at the level of Senior Grade.

-Encadrement of 2 posts of District Vector Borne Officer (Tuensang & Zunheboto) into the cadre of the Nagaland Health Service as and when the present incumbents vacates the same to be manned by medical doctors.

*143 (one hundred & forty three) posts of Staff Nurse to be deployed in all the District Hospitals.

He further informed that Cabinet also approved age condonation of twenty eight Staff Nurses under Health & Family Welfare Department.

Fresh appointment to be made against the sanctioned post regularization of nineteen (19) serving contract Medical Officers under the Health & Family Welfare Department, regularization of twenty seven (27) existing Medical Officers, who have been engaged by the Department for a period of one year.

Kronu said that the Cabinet further directed that the approval is in one-time relaxation of laid down rules and procedures for recruitment, regularization and condonation of age and this one-time measure is in view of prevailing situation in the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic.

(With inputs from DIPR)

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