Home Health Mark Weightage For HCWs

Mark Weightage For HCWs

Bhubaneswar: Secretary Health and Family Welfare Shalini Pandit has said that Short Term Covid Health Care Workers(HCW)s will get weightage in next recruitment exam to be conducted by OSSSC.

Shrimati Pandit said that during Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of short-term healthcare workers viz. Nursing Officers, Pharmacists, Radiographers, Laboratory Technicians, MPHW(M/F) were engaged by Government in District Headquarters Hospitals and Medical College & Hospitals /Covid-care Centers throughout the State.

Considering the contributions of these short-term health care workers during the pandemic, 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 & FW 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 weightage of 5 percent 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 onetime measure.

 The aspirants of these recruitment examinations opined that thousands of candidates for the above posts would be benefitted by this. The short term covid-19 workers thanked Chief Minister and the Government for this decision.