Tamil Nadu Government to Honour 19 Nurses for Selfless Services

The decision was conveyed during a meeting with representatives of the Tamil Nadu Government Nurses Association on Sunday
In a move to support healthcare services at the grassroots level, Subramanian revealed plans to appoint 2,400 village health nurses in the near future. (Representational image: Pixabay)
In a move to support healthcare services at the grassroots level, Subramanian revealed plans to appoint 2,400 village health nurses in the near future. (Representational image: Pixabay)

Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian has announced that the state government will recognize the dedication and selfless service of 19 nurses with honors. The decision was conveyed during a meeting with representatives of the Tamil Nadu Government Nurses Association on Sunday, in commemoration of International Nurses Day.

Minister Subramanian outlined various initiatives undertaken by the DMK government in support of nurses' welfare. Notably, the government has granted permanent appointments to 1,912 contract nurses, rectifying a longstanding issue. Additionally, nurses hired on a contractual basis by the state Medical Recruitment Board have been granted permanent status, a significant development after years of temporary employment.

In a move to support healthcare services at the grassroots level, Subramanian revealed plans to appoint 2,400 village health nurses in the near future. He highlighted the 'Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam' (Medical care at doorsteps) scheme, which has seen the recruitment of 10,969 health volunteers on a temporary basis with a monthly contract salary of Rs 5,500.

Minister Subramanian outlined various initiatives undertaken by the DMK government in support of nurses' welfare. (Representational image: Unsplash)
Minister Subramanian outlined various initiatives undertaken by the DMK government in support of nurses' welfare. (Representational image: Unsplash)

Addressing concerns raised by nurses, the health minister confirmed the government's commitment to meeting their demands, citing a fulfillment rate of over 90%. Since assuming office, the DMK government has appointed 1,412 contractual nurses, with an increase in their monthly salary from Rs 16,000 to Rs 18,000.

Furthermore, Minister Subramanian emphasized the implementation of transfer counseling for nurses, facilitating the transfer of 9,525 nurses through counseling sessions conducted by the Stalin government.

The decision to honor these nurses underscores the crucial role they play in the healthcare system, especially amid the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their dedication and sacrifices have been crucial in ensuring the delivery of quality healthcare services across the state.

The state government would honour 19 nurses for their selfless services. The government under Stalin had given permanent appointments to 1912 contract nurses. The DMK government has made [contract nurses] permanent. 2400 village health nurses would be appointed soon. The DMK government had appointed 10,969 health volunteers on a temporary basis for the scheme at a contract salary of Rs 5500 per month. More than 90 per cent of their [nurses'] requests have been fulfilled. The salary of the contractual nurses has been hiked from Rs 16,000 to Rs 18,000 per month. The transfer counselling of nurses was implemented by the present government. 9525 nurses have been transferred through counselling sessions by the Stalin government
Ma Subramanian, Tamil Nadu Health Minister

As the Model Code of Conduct is currently in effect, the formal recognition of these nurses will take place at a special event once the restrictions are lifted. This gesture not only acknowledges their contributions but also acts as an expression of appreciation from the state government for its constant efforts on behalf of the community.

(Input from various media sources)

(Rehash/Susmita Bhandary/MSM)

In a move to support healthcare services at the grassroots level, Subramanian revealed plans to appoint 2,400 village health nurses in the near future. (Representational image: Pixabay)
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