Malkangiri: In a bid to empower the third gender and bring them to the mainstream, the Malkangiri district administration appointed five members from the transgender community as security guards at DHH.
They are Durga, Sonali, Tushar, Kailash and Hial. Officials said they will be deployed at female, gynaecology and paediatrics wards of the headquarters hospital.
“These five transgenders were trained before and in accordance with the 5T scheme of the government. Malkangiri district administration has decided to empower more third genders by recruiting them under ‘Nirmal’ scheme,” official added.
The newly appointed transgender persons will be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs 6000 to Rs 7000 with insurance cover and other facilities.