Bhubaneswar, November 30: State Health and Family Welfare Secretary Shalini Pandit has said that the Short Term COVID Health Care Workers (HCWs) will get weightage in marks in next recruitment exam to be conducted by Odisha Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission (OSSSC).
This would be a onetime measure, she said.
“Considering the contributions of thousands of short-term healthcare workers engaged by the Government during COVID-19 pandemic, the State Government has framed the “Odisha Grant of Weightage in marks in the Recruitment Examinations in favour of Short-Term Covid-19 Healthcare workers Rules-2022,” said Pandit.
Health and Family Welfare Secretary Shalini Pandit said that as per the Rules, the short-term COVID-19 healthcare workers engaged in District Headquarters Hospitals and Medical College & Hospitals /Covid-care Centers for a minimum period of three months would be allowed weightage of five per cent 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.
The short-term healthcare workers include Nursing Officers, Pharmacists, Radiographers, Laboratory Technicians, MPHW (M/F).