Published On: Tue, Mar 31st, 2020

COVID-19: Tamil Nadu CM extends retirement period of doctors, nurses by 2 months

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday extended the retirement period of doctors and nurses for a period of two months on a contract basis, in a bid to have sufficient medical force to combat the coronavirus outbreak situation in the state.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami

These doctors and nurses were supposed to retire today.

This comes after the state government’s earlier decision to double the salary of those who work with COVID-19 infected patients.

Tamil Nadu has so far recorded 74 coronavirus positive cases, as per state Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar.

According to the Health and Family Welfare, the total confirmed cases in the country rose to 1,251, with 32 deaths.


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