Centre sanctions 301 nursing posts in NEIGRIHMS

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SHILLONG, Jan 11: People aspiring to join the nursing profession will soon get a chance to realize their dreams after the Centre has sanctioned 301 nursing posts at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS).

In a statement issued here on Friday, NEIGRIHMS director Dr DM Thappa expressed his thankfulness to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for according sanction for creation of 301 posts of nursing personnel for the premiere institute.

He said this is the Phase –I creation and more creations are expected in coming years adding “These creations have opened a door for qualified nurses to get employment in the Institute. NEIGRIHMS administration was pursuing the creation of nursing posts for past one year.”

The director said the Minister of Health and Family Welfare is personally interested to improve Patient Care services in this prestigious institute of North East.

While referring to shortage of Doctors in Anesthesiology, he said, the creation of Doctors posts at various levels was done more than a decade ago and since then the Patient load has increased manifold, besides new surgical specialty has come up during the years, however the Doctors strength remain the same.

The Administration took up the issue with Standing Finance Committee in 2017, and has subsequently projected a demand for creation of fifteen faculty and thirty more senior resident posts in the Department of Anesthesiology. As soon as the sanction for creation is obtained, the process of selection will start.

He further said right now seven faculties are in place in the Department and one stands advertised. He informed that Interviews for selection of senior residents is being conducted almost every month to ensure availability of senior residents in all the Departments to its full strength. Next date for selection of senior residents is scheduled on 21 st January 2019. He urged upon all stakeholders to convince all eligible candidates from various states to work in this Prestigious Institution of National repute.

Reacting to reports in the recent past, the Director clarified that like in other autonomous institute, NEIGRIHMS faculty also avail one month vacation in the months of either December or January, ensuring that at least fifty percent of faculty is on in either month.

He said the OPD attendance for the month of December 2018 as 23198 as compared to 45396 in the month of July 2018, which justifies our previous statement of less work load during winter season. During this period, renovation of Operation Theatres is also taken up. This year simultaneous Centralized gas manifold was also completed in all the OTs.

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