Shillong, August 4 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma announced on Friday that the state government will provide support to nurses seeking overseas jobs. Speaking at the overseas nursing job fair in Shillong, the Chief Minister said that the state government will provide up to Rs.50,000 per candidate for training expenses.

Companies from Japan, Singapore, Germany, the Middle East, Australia, and more presented their strengths and opportunities during the nursing job fair. The Chief Minister 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.

The Chief Minister also expressed confidence that this initiative would create a quality community of Meghalaya residents abroad, contributing significantly to the state’s economy.

Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Dr M Ampareen Lyngdoh said that the state government is committed to empowering its youth through skill development. 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 further 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.

The Meghalaya Skill Development Society, in collaboration with the Labor Department and Health Department, is actively working to ensure the success of this initiative.