Andhra Pradesh govt to recruit nearly 10,000 healthcare workers

South India

Andhra Pradesh is all set to recruit nearly 10,000 healthcare workers in the state to tackle the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state, India Today reported.



During the cabinet meeting, Andhra Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy floated the proposal and now the state will appoint 9,712 healthcare personnel in the Medical and Health Department including doctors, nurses, technicians and other posts.

As per the official report, of the total 9,712 posts, 5,701 are newly-formed posts by the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government, and 4,011 are vacancies in the department. 

Earlier, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced Rs 15,000 for the final rites of those who died of COVID-19.

The decision was taken after the Opposition TDP criticised the government for alleged inhuman handling of bodies of coronavirus victims. 

The Chief Minister also warned that the government would take strict action against COVID hospitals if they were found denying medical treatment to patients. 

He also instructed the officials to take up a one week special drive to provide quality services in the quarantine centres where the call centre number should be displayed for registering complaints.

On Wednesday, 2432 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in Andhra Pradesh.

With the addition of 2,432 new cases, the tally of infections rose to 35,451in the state. Mean while 44 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, took the overall toll in the state to 452.

 The latest bulletin said 805 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours. The aggregate number of discharges now stood at 18,378, leaving 16,621 active cases in the state.


With inputs from media reports

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