Kochi: The Kerala government has urgently hired 276 doctors to join the state health services to fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Those in the rank list of the State Public Service Commission have been selected and an advice memo has already been sent to those selected. They will be appointed after conducting a job interview through video conferencing on a single day.
Paramedical staff will also be appointed in the same manner, said health minister K K Shylaja.
Infected persons and those in home quarantine with symptoms or other diseases can be treated only in isolation rooms. Considering this, the state health department has chalked out three action plans: Plan A, Plan B and Plan C.
Under the three plans more than 6000 isolation beds have been arranged. In addition to this, corona care centres with facility to treat 21,866 persons at a time have also been identified.
According to each plan, number of doctors, nurses, other hospital staff, medicines, safety equipments and ventilator facility have to be increased.
The emergency appointment of 276 doctors is part of this, added the health minister....