Govt holds job fair for nurses

Shillong, Aug 4: Chief Minister Conrad  Sangma has announced the government’s support to trained nurses for job placements in different parts of the world.

Speaking at the overseas nursing job fair in Shillong on Friday, the chief minister highlighted the state’s dedication to supporting nurses in securing employment outside the state and the country.


The overseas nursing job fair, held in collaboration with Navis HR Pvt Ltd, Nursedge, The Trained Nurses Association India, and Ajith Enterprise, was organized by Meghalaya State Skill Development Society and the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

He also mentioned the successful hiring of around 500 doctors through the medical recruitment board within a short span of two months.

With over 11,000 registered members in the Meghalaya nursing council, the state is determined to skill its youth in various traits to meet the growing demand abroad.

Companies from Japan, Singapore, Germany, the Middle East, Australia, and more presented their strengths and opportunities during the nursing job fair. The state government pledged to support all candidates selected by these companies and contribute up to Rs.50,000 per candidate for training expenses. The rest of the expense shall be deducted from the candidates’ salaries once they are employed.

Chief Minister Sangma urged the nursing community to consider overseas placements, highlighting the salary ranges from 1.3 lakh to 2 lakh rupees based on skill and experience.

He also emphasized that approximately Rs.80,000 to 1 lakh can be sent back to Meghalaya for their families, making overseas employment an attractive opportunity for the state’s youth.

The chief minister expressed confidence that this initiative would create a quality community of Meghalaya residents abroad, contributing significantly to the state’s economy, similar to other states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat.

Health & Family Welfare Minister,  Ampareen Lyngdoh said, “We need to handhold the enthusiastic citizens of the state who in spite of having acquired the necessary training are still without jobs.”

She urged the aspiring nurses seeking employment to sharpen their skills not only in the profession of nurses but learn the technologies being used in the different countries and also expose themselves to the languages of the country of their placement. She  urged HR Agencies to ensure the safety of the nurses in the countries of their employment. Though about a 150 nurses were also present from Garo Hills the Minister informed that a Overseas Nursing Job fair will also be held in Tura to reach out to aspiring nurses from Garo Hills.

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