Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar 31 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palswami on Tuesday extended the retirement period of doctors and nurses for a period of two months on a contract basis, in a bid to have sufficient medical force to combat the coronavirus outbreak situation in the state.
These doctors and nurses were supposed to retire today.
This comes after the state government's earlier decision to double the salary of those who work with COVID-19 infected patients.
Tamil Nadu has so far recorded 74 coronavirus positive cases, as per state Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar.
According to the Health and Family Welfare, the total confirmed cases in the country rose to 1,251, with 32 deaths.
( With inputs from ANI )