India: Government Hospitals to have more Nurses soon – Minister

Says the recruitment is process is on

Health Minister C.Vijaya Baskar on Tuesday said additional nurses would soon be posted in all government hospitals.

Speaking to reporters after inspecting the Government Hospital in Kumbakonam, Mr.Vijaya Baskar said steps had been taken to recruit nurses through the Medical Services Recruitment Board. Once the process was complete, the strength of nurses would be augmented in all government hospitals.

Later, he inaugurated a magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) scanner at Thanjavur Government Medical College Hospital in the presence of Agriculture Minister R. Doraikkannu.

The Minister said the state-of-the-art MRI scanner had been installed at a cost of ₹6 crore. Whole body scans could be taken within 10 to 30 minutes using the equipment and it would be of immense help to doctors in making accurate diagnosis.

Earlier, he inaugurated a new primary health centre (PHC) set up at a cost of ₹1.50 crore in Kadiramangalam village.

The PHC, he said, would have a team of 14 staff including doctors and nurses. The district administration had allotted 2.5 acres of land for the PHC and additional buildings would be constructed there.

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