The aim of the MoU is to enable smooth migration of health professionals such as doctors, nurses, paramedical staff through safe, transparent and legal means. In the first phase, the deal will help to fill 3000 vacancies at various NHS hospitals
Britain’s NHS Trusts are getting a lifeline to sort out their staff shortage issue as Kerala, the south Indian state signs an MoU to streamline the process of recruitment of medical professionals.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and top officials attended the signing-in ceremony during the Loka Kerala Sabha regional summit in London.
The chief minister said the state will organise a job fest to help various NHS trusts to recruit Kerala medical professionals. The MoU was signed in the presence of Norka Roots Resident Vice Chairman P Sreeramakrishnan, CEO Harikrishnan Namboodiri, Dr Jogy Kuriakose, Dr Civin Sam, General Manager Ajith Kollassery.
The aim of the MoU is to enable the smooth migration of health professionals such as doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff through safe, transparent and legal means. In the first phase, the deal will help to fill 3000 vacancies at various NHS hospitals.
Loka Kerala Sabha Regional Summit
Chief Minister Mr Pinarayi Vijayan earlier addressed the regional summit of the state’s Loka Kerala Sabha.
Mr Vijayan urged the centre to implement a comprehensive migration policy to support Indian professionals seeking employment abroad.
Over 10 per cent of the Kerala population is living abroad. They constitute a substantial number of doctors and nurses in British medical services. The chief minister later attended a public reception organised by the Kerala community.
Kerala has become the most sought after recruitment hub for National Health Service for its medical professionals. Unofficial figures indicate the presence of over 100,000 Non-resident Keralites working in the NHS as doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. The Kerala community is growing on a fast pace with the new influx of students seeking graduation and post-graduation qualifications at British universities.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is leading a high-level delegation to Europe and UK to meet officials from government and private sectors. The delegation comprises Industries Minister P Rajeev, Education Minister Mr Sivan Kutty, Health Minister Veena George, Planning Board Vice Chairman Prof. V.K. Ramachandran, Norka Roots Vice Chairman P. Sreeramakrishnan, State Planning Board Member Dr. K. Ravi Raman, Norka Roots Director Dr. M. Anirudhan, NORKA Principal Secretary Suman Billa, Government OSD Delhi Venu Rajamani, NORKA Roots Vice Chairman M.A Yusuff Ali, Directors Ravi Pillai, Azad Moopen, O. V Mustafa, CV Rappai, JK Menon, CEO K. Harikrishnan Namboothiri, General Manager Ajith Kolassery etc.