Considering the contributions of these short-term healthcare workers during the pandemic, the State Govt has framed the “Odisha grant of weightage in marks in the Recruitment examinations in favour of Short-Term Covid-19 Healthcare workers Rules-2022”.
Secretary Health and Family WelfareShalini Pandit said that as per the Rules, the short-term covid-19 healthcare workers who were engaged for a minimum period of three months would be allowed weightage of 5 percent 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. This would be a one-time measure.
The aspirants of these recruitment examinations opined that thousands of candidates for the above posts would be benefitted by this. The short-term covid-19 workers thanked Chief Minister and the Government for this decision.