Andhra Pradesh government has decided to provide jobs to family members of the employees who died of COVID.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the step is being taken on compassionate grounds. He directed officials to fast-track the recruitment process and complete it by November 30.
The decision was taken in a review meeting chaired by Jagan on Monday. During the meeting, officials discussed COVID 19 situation, vaccination status, vacant posts in medical services, and the 104 help-line.
The state's proactive helpline, 104 dedicated to COVID19 logged 6,00,921 incoming calls since April 1, 2021. This helpline provides information on testing/results, vaccination availability/registration, home consultation, and hospital admission.
The helpline averages 500 incoming calls daily. Cumulative outgoing calls from the helpline from May 1st, 2021 to October 17th, 2021 are 11,90,789.
To date 4,66,96,649 doses have been administered in the state. So far 1,33,80,259 (86.49%%) citizens have received first dose and 1,66,58,195 (47.96%) people have got both jabs in the state.
Officials told Chief Minister that by October 20, the notification for vacant posts in DPHFW and DME will be issued. The selection process and issue of appointment letters will be completed by December 2021.
Regarding the APVVP vacancies, notification will be issued from October 20 to 23. The selection process will be completed by December 25.