October 30, 2018
Emergency Care Technician (ECT) certificate holders moved the District Collector’s office on Monday alleging `indifferent attitude’ by the Tamil Nadu government in providing them jobs.
“We all enrolled for the course with the hope that the government will prefer to appoint us. However, hundreds of us have been left in the lurch without any jobs,” said Logamani from Mel Matharai near Usilampatti who completed his course from Theni Medical College.
More than 2,500 persons had completed the course, started by late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in 2005, from different government medical colleges in the State. “However, none has been appointed in any of the government hospitals as ECTs,” he said.
He said the private sector demanded degree courses and so the only hope was the Health and Family Welfare Department.
The government was promoting helpers and assistants working in the hospitals as ECTs, said another.