Mangalore: “The Chief Minister has agreed to fill up the vacant posts of nurses for the government hospitals. The recruitment procedure will be take place step by step in the state,” said U.T. Khader, minister for health and family welfare.
He was speaking during the Florence Nightingale award ceremony organized by Karnataka State Government Nurses Association, Dakshina Kannada district branch at Infosys RAPC auditorium, district Wenlcok hospital in Mangalore on Friday, June 20.
Khader presented the Florence Nightingale award to Vishalakshi Jesuman, retired nurse, Kamala Hugar, former president of State Association and Victoria Jannet, nurse of Tuberculosis hospital in recognition of their dedicated service to the nursing profession.
After conferring the awards, Minister said that around “886 nurses are working in state and 400 nurses are working in NRHA in a temporary basis. There is demand to make them permanent in their service. This will also be taken into consideration while recruiting the nurses.”
“A meeting will be convened after June 23 in Bangalore with officers of the health department and members of the nurses association to discuss the problems and demands of nurses in Karnataka,” Khader added.
Vijay Nayak, secretary, Karnataka State Government Nurses Association, urged the minister to fulfill the demands of the association.
Bhavani, president of the district association, spoke during the occasion.
Dr. Rajeshwari Devi, district surgeon, District Wenlock Hospital, Dr. G. Shakunthala, district medical officer, Lady Goschen Hospital, Bhairamma, state president, Nurses Association, Dr. H.S. Shivakumar, district health officer were present as chief guests.
Shashikala welcomed the gathering and Anita compered the programme.