Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today announced that as part of strengthening the Covid preventive measures in the State, 2,948 temporary posts have been created in the Health Department through the National Health Mission. This is in addition to the 3,770 posts announced earlier as part of the Covid defence initiatives.
The Health Department has so far created around 6,700 temporary posts. These additional posts were created in view of the large number of Malayalees arriving in Kerala from other States and countries abroad. These temporary appointees will be deployed in the first line Care Centres, Covid Care Centers and Covid Hospitals.
The additional temporary posts are in 21 categories/designations including 38 doctors, 15 specialists, 20 dental surgeons, 72 staff nurses, 169 nursing assistants, 1,259 Junior Health Inspectors, 741 Junior Public Health Nurses and 358 cleaning staff.
Minister of Health & Social Justice, Smt K K Shailaja Teacher; Revenue Minister, Shri E Chandrasekharan, and Chief Secretary, Shri Tom Jose IAS were also present during the media briefing.