Thiruvananthapuram | The Kerala government has announced its decision to grant reservation to transgender students pursuing nursing courses in the state.
Making the announcement, Health Minister Veena George said one seat each would be reserved for the TG members in the BSc nursing and general nursing courses from now onwards.
"This is for the first time in the history (of the state) that reservation has been granted for transgenders in the field of nursing", she said in a statement here.
The state government has been taking great initiatives for the upliftment of the marginalised community and the reservation in the nursing sector is part of such efforts, she said.
The reservation is envisaged to ensure the representation of the community members in the nursing sector as well, the minister added.