The Nagaland government has decided to mobilise trained human resources for effective management of COVID-19 In view of the need for increasing the availability of trained human resources to tackle the pandemic.
In a notification, the government said the students of General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) or BSc (Nursing) and allied health care professionals courses who are undergoing internship or are in the final year awaiting final exam will be given full time non-Covid essential services duties at government/ private facilities under the supervision of senior faculty.
The existing medical staff, wherever thus relieved of non-COVID essential services duties, should be deployed for Covid-19 duties, it said.
It said the students of (Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) courses who are undergoing intern or are in final year awaiting final exam may be given full time Covid vaccination nursing duties at government/private facilities under the supervision of senior faculty.
The existing medical staff, wherever thus relieved of non-COVID essential services duties, should be deployed for Covid-19 duties.
The students of GNM or B.Sc. (Nursing), ANM and allied health care professional courses who are in second year will be utilised in clinical documentation and other ancillary service but should not be given the responsibility of any clinical care and services.
The notification said if any Interns or final year student of medical professions undergoing studies elsewhere but are presently in the State may also apply for engagement.
The health professionals thus engaged will be suitably remunerated at the rate approved by the State Government and covered under the insurance scheme of government for health workers fighting Covid-19.
The government said all such professionals who sign up for minimum 100 days of Covid duty and complete it successfully will be eligible for the Prime Minister’s Distinguished Covid National Service Samman from the Government of India as well as the incentives sanctioned by the State Government from time to time.
The respective hospital administrations have been directed to ensure that the medical professionals sought to be engaged in Covid-related work are suitably vaccinated.