Recruitment process for nurses, 600 doctors underway: Tripura CM

Agartala, May 13: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday said a process for recruitment of nurses and around 600 doctors is underway.

He also hinted that more Community Health Officers (CHOs) would be recruited for Community Health Centres, Primary Health Centres and Sub Health Centres.

Addressing a programme in Agartala, Deb said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the scheme of Community Health Officer for the first time.

As per the plan, in Tripura 999 CHOs are to be recruited among the students of GNM, ANM, B.Sc Nursing and M.Sc Nursing through National Health Mission, Deb said.

"As of now, 434 Community Health Officers have been recruited in Tripura. The figure included 71 GNM, 335 B.Sc Nursing and 15 M.Sc nursing students and the remaining 13 MOs," Deb said.

The Chief Minister was speaking at`Sevajyoti-2022' programme organized to mark International Nurses Day at Rabindra Shatabarshiki Bhavan.

Everyone present at the programme expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for successfully leading the world’s largest vaccine drive against Coronavirus.

Tripura government is focusing on transforming all the health centres into Health and Wellness Centres by recruiting CHOs by December, this year and it would be a landmark for the state's healthcare, Deb said. Mm

The Chief Minister said, the number of health refer cases has significantly come down following improvements in the health system. Even, complicated surgeries such as open-heart surgery, bypass surgery, angioplasty, neuro surgeries are now being performed in the state’s government prime healthcare facility, GBP Hospital itself.

MP Rajya Sabha Dr. Manik Saha and other dignitaries were present at the programme.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister launched an online registration portal for nursing during the programme.