On an emergency basis, the government is going to recruit 4,000 doctors and 4,000 nurses without any interviews with the aim of improving the quality of medical services amid the prevalence of COVID-19 epidemic.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting held on Monday.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday made the disclosure immediately after the cabinet meeting.
“We are going to recruit 4,000 new doctors and 4,000 other new nurses. The recruitment process will be completed very soon,” said the Health Minister.
The minister said, “All the doctors and nurses have become tired due to their restlessness during last one and a half years of treatment services of COVID-19 pandemic.”
Considering the emergency, the recruitment process has been decided to be relaxed and therefore no interview will be held in the recruitment.
“We have also omitted their interview process. I have requested the authorities concerned so that no interview process is maintained. Even, there is no need for police verification. Let them be given a chance to join the work soon,” said the Health Minister.
Talking about the pandemic and lockdown, the Health Minister said, “The situation might deteriorate unless the lockdown is implemented and fully complied.”
‘If we can’t comply with the lockdown, if the people are not aware of the situation, we may have to face a dire consequence. There will be no place in the hospitals. The effect will be felt in the economy. It will be an effect on industrial production,” he warned.
The health minister also expressed his frustration over the implementation of the ongoing restrictions or lockdown.
He said that at present 90 per cent public hospital beds are full with (corona) patients.
"Despite this critical situation, we are trying our best. We are going to inaugurate and open the Bangamata Convention Center soon for the treatment of patients suffering coronavirus infection,” he added.
The minister also said that there is no alternative to the lockdown.
"There is no alternative to the lockdown. Lockdown must be fully implemented. Those who are in charge of enforcing the lockdown will have to be tougher,” he said.