Tamilnadu government passed resolutions to appoint 1,212 contract nurses as permanent government nurses.
The temporary staff nurses have been demanding permanent posting for more than three years as they sought employment through the Medical Recruitment Board.
Officials from the Directorate of Medical Education said that as the number of cases of COVID-19 have been on an increasing trend, the demand for healthcare staff and staff nurses has increased and thus, the temporary staff nurses will be employed as permanent employees.
The nurses who has cleared the Medical Recruitment Board examination up to the year 2015-16, will be considered for permanent employment. The nurses who were on contract basis, were given permanent postings as their contract ends on May 5, 2021.
The contract nurses who were being paid Rs 15,000, will now receive a salary of Rs 40,000. They are required to join duty at the appointed medical college hospitals before May 10, 2021.