Coronavirus: Kerala increases medical staff; 276 more doctors recruited to fight Covid-19
Kerala government has appointed new 276 doctors in the state to treat coronavirus patients.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has appointed 276 doctors in the state who were included in the rank list of the Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC). This immediate recruitment was taken up due to the coronavirus outbreak in the state.
It is reported that all the doctors have been given appointment orders and their interview process will be completed in a day through video conferencing.
On March 23, the PSC released the advice and sent it to the state government as the government health sector needed more doctors to treat coronavirus patients.
Commission chairman MK Sakeer told media that the PSC had released the advice to the state government after vacating the stay order on the appointment of doctors due to the contingency. “We have released the advice to the government as it is necessary for the state to have more doctors. For that, the stay order on the appointment has been vacated considering the emergency situation,” he said.
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The state government will also appoint health inspectors in paramedical services. As per the records of PSC, there are 346 vacancies of assistant health inspectors for appointment in paramedical services.
The state government has also increased the number of isolation wards. The government added that they have decided to designate one Covid-19 care hospital in every district. As many as 6,000 isolation beds have been arranged if more persons have to be taken under the care of the health department.