4,126 nurses to be recruited directly

Staff Correspondent

The cabinet on Monday approved a proposal for ‘direct appointments’ of nurses to 4,126 vacant posts at the government hospitals across the country on an urgent basis.
The age limit for joining the nursing service was extended to 36 years from 30 years, fulfilling the demand of aspirants holding diploma degree in nursing.
The health and family welfare ministry placed the proposal for the direct appointments of the nurses under the directorate of nursing services in the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at the cabinet division.
‘We have appointment rules, but interestingly those are not maintained here due to high demand of the nurses,’ cabinet secretary Mohammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told reporters after the meeting.
He said that the health ministry had already obtained permission from the Public Service Commission for direct appointments of the nurses to vacant posts as the posts had recently been upgraded to Class II from Class III.
‘It is a part of the prime minister’s commitment to appoint 5,000 nurses on the basis of their merit [academic results] and seniority, without any recruitment tests,’ the cabinet secretary mentioned.

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