Indian hospitals at the mercy of nurses

Taneesha Kulshrestha, Financial Express, February 18, 2006

New Delhi - Recruiting and retaining nurses is fast becoming a point of concern for Indian hospitals. According to healthcare sector players, the attrition rate for nurses in the industry are the highest among all employee categories.

They are between 28% and 35% as compared to the average 10.1% healthcare sector attrition rate for 2005. The average attrition rate for

Indian industry stood at 14% for 2005. Industry experts point out that this is due to two factors. First, with the Indian healthcare sector growing at a rate of over 30%, the sector is ripe for a talent war. ... Indian