The Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital in Orissa appointed 5 transgender individuals as security guards. Durga, Sonali, Tushar, Kailash and Hial work as security guards in the female, gynaecology and pediatrics ward of the hospital. In order to enable transgenders to live an independent life without any discrimination the hospital as appointed them as guards.
The 5 guards joined the hospital after undergoing 15 days of intensive training from the Malkangiri police. Reports state that the Nirmal Scheme of 2018 the district administration has provided jobs to the third gender people. The scheme was launched to upgrade the facilities in state-run hospitals.