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Now, SGPGI nurses threaten strike

Times News Network, June 18, 2006

Lucknow - The Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) is in for more trouble. The nursing staff of the institute on Saturday gave a letter to its administration demanding cadre-restructuring.

"If in case they failed to get it done by July 1, we will go on strike," said SC Rai, joint secretary of the nursing staff association at the institute.

Rai said that the state government had conceded to their long-pending demands. But the institute didn't bother to implement it despite it being presented at the governing body meeting held on June 12, he said. ... Now

Nurse creates ruckus

Express News Service, March 28, 2006

Lucknow - A ruckus was created on Wednesay at the Trauma Centre by a nurse and her relatives. Ramashankar, the son of nurse Vidhyavati was admitted to the Trauma Centre after being injured in an accident. Accusing lack of concern by the doctors, this nurse created nuisance at the Trauma Centre saying that if this was the treatment metted out to the kin of a nurse, then what would a common man expect. She, later, took her son to K K Hospital.

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Nurses union calls off stir

newkarala.com, March 28, 2006

Lucknow - The Uttar Pradesh nurses union that threatened to go on total strike from April 11 has called off its work-to-rule stir with the state government accepting its major demands.

Five of the demands of the UP Rajkiya Nurses Sangh were accepted and necessary directives issued in this connection, officials said here today.

In the Memorandum of Understanding, reached after a 6-hour meeting late last night, the state government issued a government order to begin the procedure for appointment of nurses in Group-C cadre as per one of their demands. ... Nurses

Nurses call off strike after CM assures fresh appointments

Express News Service, March 28, 2006

Lucknow - The state-wide strike called by the State Nurses’ Association was called-off on Monday after Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav assured them that the ban on appointment of nurses will be taken back. Representatives of the association met the Principal Secretary (health) who informed that the ban on the appointment of nurses has been removed, while their other demands would also be fulfilled soon.

It is to be noted that the nurses across the state had gone on a strike and were working only in one shift. ... Nurses

Nurses plan complete strike

Call off strike, demands under consideration: Mulayam.
PTI, March 28, 2006

Lucknow - Nurses in Uttar Pradesh, who have been boycotting work in two shifts, have decided to go on a complete strike from April 11 to press their demands regarding promotion and terms of service.

"Initially, it was decided that the complete strike would start from April 24 but as the State government did not take notice of our two-shift strike, we are compelled to intensify our movement," general secretary of Rajkiya Nurses Sangh Ashok Kumar said here on Monday. ... Nurses

Nurses strike: Work only in one shift from today

Garima Saraswat, Express News Service, March 23, 2006

Lucknow - Nurses in the state have threatened to go on strike and provide services to patients in one shift only from March 24 to protest against the non-fulfillment of their demands. ‘‘Keeping in mind the welfare of all, we have decided to do only one shift (8 AM to 3 PM) from March 24. If our demands are not met, then there will be a total boycott of work from April 24,’’ said Ashok Kumar, general secretary, Rajkiya Nurses Sangh (RNS) UP.

The nurses body is demanding that the agreement signed between the government and the RNS on July 21, 2005, regarding the demands be followed. ... Nurses

Nurses threaten to go on strike

Times of India, March 22, 2006

Lucknow - Over 6,000 nurses in state government hospitals all over the state, will resort to 'work-to-rule' from March 24 till April 24 demanding solution to their long-pending problems.

They will go on a strike if their demands were not fulfilled by April 25, they said.

Ashok Kumar, general secretary, Rajkiya Nurses Sangh, UP, on Tuesday said that nurses want implementation of the agreement reached between the Sangh and the health directorate officials on July 21, 2005. ... Nurses

Nurses’ stir hits SRNH services

Hindustan Times, February 24, 2006
Allahabad - Patients' services remained partially affected due to work boycott by over 140 nurses and ward sisters at the Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital (SRNH) here on Friday.

Few surgeries were also cancelled due to non-availability of nurses who were protesting against the apathetic attitude of hospital administration towards their problems.

In the absence of nurses, the junior doctors and ward boys arranged medicines and injections for the patients. In most of the wards the bed sheets were not changed. ... Nurses

Clinton group, India to train nurses in AIDS care

Reuters, February 19, 2006

New Delhi - Former President Bill Clinton and the Indian government announced on Sunday a joint plan to train nurses in AIDS care in a country which has the world's second-largest number of HIV/AIDS cases.

Of India's billion plus people, more than 5.1 million are living with HIV/AIDS, making it the second-worst affected nation after South Africa.

The plan, a partnership between National AIDS Control Organization of India (NACO) and the Clinton Foundation, aims to develop training material and program for nurses, a news release by the Foundation said. ... Clinton

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

Probationer nurses granted Commission

Webindia 123, February 13, 2006

Chandigarh - The 14 probationer nurses of the 37th batch of School of Nursing, Command Hospital, Chandimandir were Commissioned into the Military Nursing Service at an impressive ceremony held at Sushruta Auditorium at Command Hospital near here today.

Chief of Staff, HQ Western Command, Lt Gen Paramjit singh was the chief guest who commissioned the nursing cadets in the rank of Leitenant. ... Probationer

Migration of nurses poses challenge to health sector

Harmeet Singh, GreaterKashmir.com, February 10, 2006

Jammu - The migration of nurses and para-medical staff to West Asian and European Countries is posing serious threat to health sector and if government fails to stop the exodus it will have serious consequences by 2010, said Uma Handa, former president and the founder secretary of Nurses Research Society of India (NRSI).

Uma Handa was talking to Greater Kashmir on the sidelines of a conference on ‘Challenges faced by Nurses/Midwives in Prevention and Control of AIDS/HIV.” The conference was organised by AMT School Jammu. ... Migration

Government fails to respond to shortage of nurses: TNA

Herald Reporter, February 8, 2006

Panjim - An acute shortage of nurses in the health sector has been cited as a major problem in Goa and in spite of this being highlighted before the government, it’s been unattended for long according to the Trained Nurses Association (TNA) of India.

The health care is expanding and so also are the health services. But the number of nurses is not increasing in the hospitals and this is indirectly affecting the public said Arvind B Kulkarani, president of the TNA, Delhi while addressing a press conference at the Goa Medical College (GMC) today. ... Government

Nurses told to be like Florence Nightingale

Hindustan Times, February 5, 2006

'Graduation Ceremony' of the final year nursing students of the 12th batch and the 'Capping and Lighting of Lamp Ceremony' of the 16th batch was celebrated at the Nazareth Hospital's School of Nursing here on Sunday.

Chief guest Rt Rev Bishop Isidore Fernandes blessed the 'Cap' and delivered pledge to 25 first year nursing students. He also gave away certificates to 25 final year nursing students.

On the occasion the Bishop asked the nursing school students to walk on the footsteps of Florence Nightingale. ... Nurses

Nurses asked to follow service mindedness

Newindpress.com, February 2, 2006

Davanagere - After completion of training, nurses should follow oath of maintaining trust, obedience and professionalism, said Bapuji College of Nursing Chairman Athani Veeranna here on Wednesday.

Speaking as a chief guest at ‘Lighting of lamp and oath taking ceremony’ of nursing students of Bapuji school of Nursing, organised at Bapuji auditorium, he said shortage of nursing teaching staff in the college would be filled up soon.

Nurses should cultivate humanity, service mindedness and compassion towards patients in their profession, said Dr Sadyojatha swamiji. ... Nurses

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