Karnali Province government recruits 120 health workers for COVID-19 response
May 11, 2021 09:48 AM NPT
KARNALI, May 11: The Karnali Province government has recruited a total of 120 health workers for prevention and control of the second wave of COVID-19 and to provide treatment to those infected with the virus.
The Ministry of Social Development in the province recommended making recruitment of 120 staffers on the contract basis to address the medical human resource crunch at the time of a health crisis like this.
The Ministry recommended the appointment of 2 Ayurvedic doctors, 6 radiographer pharmacy assistants, 6 lab technicians and 76 staff nurses, informed Dr Rabin Khadka, Officiating Director at the Health Service Directorate in the province.
The newly-recruited health workers will be mobilized in healthcare centres in various districts in the Province on the basis of requirement.
Province’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning Bimala KC, who is also the Spokesperson of the Provincial Government, expressed confidence that the newly-recruited medical workers would be able help the government in its effort to contain the COVID-19.
KC said, “Earlier, many hospitals in the province could not provide effective treatment to Covid-19 patients due to lack of human resources. Now, we have recruited a huge number of medical human resources for Covid-19 response. This I believe will help our efforts to stem the spread of a new variant of COVID-19.”
All the newly-recruited health workers have been directed to report to their designated duty stations within five days.