The Health Department would facilitate placement of medical graduates and nurses from the State for the National Health Service (NHS), England, through the Medical Services Recruitment Board (MRB). In addition, Health Education England, would impart training to government doctors and nurses in the State.
On Tuesday, a team from Health Education England was in Chennai to discuss the modalities with officials of the Health Department.
Health Secretary Beela Rajesh and Mission Director of National Health Mission-Tamil Nadu K. Senthil Raj were present.
The meeting discussed modalities to take forward the memorandum of understanding signed during the visit of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami to the U.K., officials said.
The officials and Mr. Palaniswami had detailed discussions on the action plan and the time schedule.
“They want to recruit private nurses and doctors from here for NHS. We will be facilitating the training and placement through MRB. This is the first round of talks, and another team is expected to hold discussions with us. As of now, we are planning to start recruiting nurses from December,” Dr. Beela Rajesh said.
She said that requisite standards were discussed and how these could be incorporated into the curriculum of nursing colleges was looked into.
“They will train our government doctors and nurses. There will be an exchange programme through which our doctors and nurses can go to the UK, work there for a couple of years, get experience and return. For doctors, the training will basically be on procedures,” she added.
Super specialists from the government sector would get trained in high-end treatments in London.
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