Bhubaneswar: During the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of short-term healthcare workers viz. Nursing Officers, Pharmacists, Radiographers, Laboratory Technicians, and MPHW(M/F) were engaged by Government in District Headquarters Hospitals and Medical Colleges & Hospitals/Covid-care Centers throughout the State.
Considering the contributions of these short-term healthcare workers during the pandemic, Odisha Government, under the directions of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik now framed the “Odisha grant of weightage in marks in the Recruitment examinations in favour of Short-Term Covid-19 Healthcare workers Rules-2022”
Secretary Health and Family Welfare Smt Shalini Pandit said that as per the Rules, the short-term covid-19 healthcare workers who were engaged for a minimum period of three months would be allowed a weightage of 5 per cent extra marks in the next recruitment examination to be conducted by OSSSC to the posts of Nursing Officers, Pharmacists, Radiographers, Laboratory Technicians and Multipurpose Healthcare Workers. This would be a one-time measure.
The aspirants of these recruitment examinations opined that thousands of candidates for the above posts would be benefitted from this. The short-term Covid-19 workers thanked Chief Minister and the Government for this decision.