Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K . Palaniswami handed over employment orders to 5,224 persons on Monday at an event here in Nehru indoor stadium.
This includes 2,721 nurses, 1,782 village health nurses, 96 medical officers, 524 health inspectors, 77 surgeons and 24 junior assistants( appointed on humanitarian grounds). They will be appointed in various posts in hospitals and health centres across the state.
Speaking to reporters here, the Chief Minister said, “ A pioneer in the health sector, Tamil Nadu has consistently excelled in providing quality health care to its people. In the past nine years, we have spent Rs 7526872 crore on people’s health. “
“Tamil Nadu medical officers recruitment board, to date, has recruited 12,823 doctors and 10,085 among others. The nine new medical colleges would provide employment opportunities to at least 8,000 candidates.”, he remarked, recalling that the state had earlier received the Centre’s permission to build six new medical colleges in the state.
Through this, the government hopes to cater to the health needs of people, he added.
Urging the newly employed health workers to discharge their duties towards people earnestly, he quipped, “Service to mankind is service to God”.
He also informed that the state government has requested the Centre to grant the permit for four more medical colleges in the state....