Athian said that the written tests have been conducted for the last two days with the oral tests being conducted in Yei, Maridi, Kajokeji and Juba Health Training Institutes.
“Criterion that we are embarking on now is for form four leavers. Also we compromise some people who have been working during war as medical staff though they are not qualified we compromise with them and if they are young as well then we consider them for such courses. If anyone has experiences for 9 months or 3 years then we consider them when we find that he or she is interested in attending the courses,” he said.
He says these new batch will join other groups of trainees who are now attending the health courses in field of midwifery, clinical diagnosis and others.
Dut added that the process is done to increase the number of qualified personnel to deliver health services to the citizens as most of the diseases on the rise are because of lack of enough health personnel.
He said the national Ministry of Health is planning to open up more health training centers in the states but could not specify when that would start.