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Punjab Fights Coronavirus: Punjab CM orders immediate recruitment of 400 nurses to GMCs

By Rajan Nath -- April 23, 2021 5:07 pm -- Updated:April 23, 2021 5:12 pm

Punjab Fights Coronavirus: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered immediate recruitment of 400 nurses and 140 technicians to the government medical colleges.

He directed the department to expedite the medical college projects approved/in progress in the state so that Punjab is not left behind in the development of medical infrastructure.

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Punjab Fights Coronavirus: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh ordered recruitment of 400 nurses and 140 technicians to govt medical colleges.

Captain Amarinder Singh, who also raised the issue during the VC meeting earlier with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said he will be writing soon to the latter seeking a direction to PGI Satellite Centres and Military Hospitals in Punjab to provide beds to citizens amid the fight against Coronavirus. Pre-fabricated structures could be used for this purpose, he stressed.

He also approved an amendment in rules for re-designating the department faculty members in a time-bound manner to bring them at par with their peers on this count.

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On the recruitment drive, he said that of the 900 posts sanctioned after the department restructuring, 400 should be filled immediately in phase 1 with the recruitment of nurses in Punjab.

Punjab Fights Coronavirus: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh ordered recruitment of 400 nurses and 140 technicians to govt medical colleges.

In the hiring of technicians, reasonable weightage should be given to those who are already working on contract with Punjab Government, he said.

Medical Education Minister OP Soni shared details of the various hospitals and medical colleges that are coming up in Mohali, Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala.

Punjab Fights Coronavirus: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh ordered recruitment of 400 nurses and 140 technicians to govt medical colleges.

Efforts are also being made to establish medical colleges at Punjab's Malerkotla and Gurdaspur with the approval of the central government, he said, adding that the satellite centre of PGI will also be commissioned at Sangrur this year while construction of satellite centre of PGI at Ferozepur had started.

Further, approval has been recently been received from ICMR New Delhi for setting up of National Institute of Virology at Mohali, he disclosed.

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