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Public Health Ministry reaches out to sceptical nurses

Public Health Ministry reaches out to sceptical nurses

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017

Public Health Ministry’s permanent secretary Dr Sopon Mekthon had a video conference call with nurses at state hospitals across the country on Wednesday to assure them about the government’s plan to enhance their hiring status and welfare.

Nurses have recently protested to complain about their hiring status. 
More than 13,000 nurses across the country now work at state hospitals, but without the status of civil servants. 
The status is important because it means job security and good welfare benefits. 
Before the nurse protest spiralled out of control, the Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to grant civil-servant status to all nurses working at state hospitals either as permanent or temporary employees within three years. 
But even after the Cabinet’s move, some nurses remained sceptical, prompting Sopon to address the issue.