Govt hiring 134 medics to deal with COVID-19

Published On: March 26, 2020 06:44 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 26: To address the shortage of human resources needed to deal with COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) is set to recruit 134 medical staff immediately. They will include seven general physicians, seven anesthesiologists, 20 medical officers and 100 staff nurse.

In a notice published on the ministry's official website on Wednesday, MoHP has said the applications should be filed within a week and recruitment on a contract basis would be made on “first come first serve basis”.

Lack of human resources in the government-run facilities is hampering efforts to treat the confirmed cases and contain the outbreak of the coronavirus diseases (COVID 19) in Nepal. Of the total 687 samples tested until March 24, altogether 684 cases were negative. One patient has recovered while two are being treated in Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku.

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