The Directorate of Medical and Rural Health Services, in an order issued on May 3, said the 1,212 staff nurses on contract basis were absorbed into the regular time-scale of pay. Considering the rising cases, the projected number of persons requiring hospitalisation and management, it was ideal to employ additional nurses particularly in Chennai to meet the demand. Accordingly, contract staff nurses, who were absorbed into the time-scale of pay, have been directed to report before the DME for issuance of necessary placement in Chennai as per the requirement. These nurses should be discharged from their contract posts on May 5 and should be relieved from their present stations on the same day without fail. The place of postings under the regular time-scale would be issued in due course, the DMS said.
Source: The Hindu May 04, 2021 09:21 UTC