Since the new government assumed charge less than four months back, more than 1900 appointments have been made in different categories under the Assam Health Department according to Health Minister Keshab Mahanta.
Initiative to appoint against about 9,000 more existing vacancies
According to Health Minister Keshab Mahanta, the newly assumed Assam Government has successfully given appointments to 1,941 people in the Health department which ranges from nurses to medical staff to non-technical staff.
At a function in Guwahati, the Health Minister was seen speaking to reporters after handing appointment letters to 70 faculties both medical and non-medical of government dental colleges and medical colleges of the State.
According to him, advertisements for filling nearly 9000 vacant posts in the Health Department will be published within this month itself.
“We have already shortlisted 300 doctors for an appointment and they will be engaged formally soon,” he adds.
Health Minister warns about the fears surrounding the third wave
Regarding the pandemic, the Health Minister has told the people of the state to not put their guards down as the second wave hasn’t come to an end and that experts have articulated the possibilities of a third wave.
He also emphasised the fact that all government, private offices, educational institutions and business establishments have to display a self-declaration that all its staff are vaccinated against COVID-19. He also assured that there is still an adequate amount of vaccine with 32,62,062 people receiving both doses of vaccine so far.
As per the National Health Mission, Assam, on September 3 evening, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state is 5,91,117, with a recovery rate of 97.94%.
Till September 3, the virus has claimed 5,683 lives in the state of Assam, with the current death rate at 0.96%
The total number of vaccinations is 67,72,11,205 in India.