Chennai: Tamil Nadu government Thursday announced
filling up of over 800 medical vacancies in government-run hospitals across the state as it hiked the condolidated pay of nurses employed in Primary Health Centres (PHCs).
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has directed that 835
vacancies created due to staff retirement, enhancement of
services and upgradation of hospitals be filled and this will
be done soon, a state government release here said.
Further, the government announced a special allowance of
Rs 500 to nurses appointed for natal servcies in PHCs in the
The nurses presently took home consolidated pay of
Rs 4,000, Rs 4,500 and Rs 5,500 per month in the first, second
and third years respectively, it added.