After recruitment of doctors for its health services, the Uttarakhand Govt is now planning to recruit laboratory technicians to boost its ranks in the ongoing war against the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). After the consent given by the state cabinet for service regulation of Uttarakhand medical education department Technician grade on Wednesday, the process to recruit 347 technicians has started. Large numbers of the posts of the radiological and lab technologists are at present vacant in the medical education department of the State. On most of these vacant posts contractual workers on outsource are at present deployed.
It is pertinent to mention here that even after creation of a separate state, the service regulations of Uttar Pradesh were being followed in recruitment of these technicians in Uttarakhand. It has resulted in many functional anomalies which were needed to be rectified. After the adoption of new regulations these anomalies would be removed and path would become clear for new recruitment. After the clearance of state administration the Uttarakhand Medical Services Recruitment Board (UMSSB) would now start the process of recruitment of Lab and OT technicians, radiotherapists, radiographers and other technicians in the various medical colleges of the state.
Apart from minimum educational qualification of class 12, diploma in relevant field with two years of experience would be required from the eligible candidates.
These candidates also should be registered with the state paramedical council.
The recruitment would be made for 80 posts of Government Doon Medical College (GDMC), Dehradun, 89 of government medical college Haldwani, 60 posts in Srinagar Medical College and 80 posts of Almora medical college.
Apart from these posts recruitment of 38 posts in Cancer institute Haldwani would also be done.
The UMSSB had recently recruited 477 medical officers after the government gave it clearance to recruit more than advertised 314 posts in view of the threat posed by the COVID-19. It is learnt that 244 of these MOs have joined the state health services.