Chennai, May 8 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami today ordered the appointment of 2,570 nurses on contract basis for a period of six months for treating coronavirus cases in the state, which had been on the increase for the last couple of days, and crossed the 5,000 mark. In a statement here, he said the process has already started and appointment orders were being issued.
On receipt of the orders, they were instructed to join duty within three days, he added. He said of the said 40 nurses, each would be on duty at Government Medical College Hospitals and District Headquarters hospitals and about ten to 30 each in Taluk hospitals depending upon the requirement to further strengthen the corona preventive measures in the state.
Mr Palaniswami said already, the state government, with a view to combat the COVID spread, had appointed 530 doctors, 2,323 nurses, 1,508 lab technicians and 2,715 health inspectors and in view of the corona pandemic they were working efficiently. (UNI)