PSC finalises appointment of 2000 physicians, 5000 nurses

Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) has finalised the recommendations for the recruitment of 2,000 physicians and 5,000 nurses.

The BPSC did it at a meeting on Tuesday.

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The government is recruiting physicians and nurses to increase services in the health sector to tackle the coronavirus outbreak which has already claimed over 150 deaths.

PSC chairman Muhammed Sadique said, “There is a crisis of physicians and nurses in the country. Considering the national crisis, 2000 physicians are being recruited from the waiting list of 39th BCS.”

He also said nurses are being recruited from the waiting list of recruitment test held in 2018.

Fresh recruitment requires a new circular, certain examinations and is quite time consuming, Sadique pointed out.

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Sources at the PSC said the physicians are being recruited as class one cadre officials.

Earlier, PSC recommended recruiting 4,792 physicians from the 39th BCS.

It also published a waiting list of 8,360 candidates who passed in the 39th BCS examinations.

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina recently announced that 2,000 physicians and 6,000 nurses will be recruited.

Following her announcement, the health ministry initiated the move to recruit physicians and nurses.

*This report has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.