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Government urges nurses not to leave country

New Karala, February 2, 2006

New Delhi - Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss has urged the nurses not to leave the country, but to stay on as their services are required for the nation, especially in rural areas.

Dr. Ramadoss was speaking at a function to inaugurate a nurses residential complex here today.

The Minister said that the 413 flats that have been made available today would roughly meet twenty per cent of the housing needs of the 3,000 nurses in the city. ... Government

4 Regional Institutes to be set up for nurses' education: Ramadoss

New Karala, February 2, 2006

New Delhi - Stressing the need for a National Institute of Nursing, Union Health Minister Ambumani Ramadoss said four Regional Institutes will be set up to enable nurses' to continue their education and acquire advanced of techniques.

Speaking at a function here Dr Ramadoss suggested that nursing services need to be recognised in the country. ''For this, something on the lines of the Padma Awards needs to be established,'' he said. ... 4 Regional Institutes

Nurses threaten to ‘shed’ uniform

Newindpress.com, January 23, 2006

Paralakhemundi - The nurses in the district headquarters hospital here, have threatened to attend duty in civil dress protesting the negligent attitude of the hospital authorities.

They alleged that they have not received the money they are entitled to for their uniforms for the past four years. They have threatened to stop wearing uniforms if their money is not disbursed this year.

While eight nurses are working on permanent basis, ten are on contractual basis. The nurses working on permanent basis are entitled to get Rs 1000 per annum for uniforms. ... Nurses

Stipulations for nurses discriminatory

Chennai Online, January 21, 2006

Kochi - The Kerala High Court today held that stipulations made by the Kerala Nurses and Midwives council with regard to the marital status, height and weight of students wishing to join nursing courses, was illegal, highly discriminatory and violative of Constitutional provisions.

A Division Bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice K S Radhakrishnan and Justice K T Shankaran, held the conditions illegal on a petition filed by Nursing Students Association challenging the stipulations. ... Stipulations

Docs, paramedic staff go on strike in GTB hospital

PTI, January 18, 2006

New Delhi - Doctors and para-medical staff of Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital here went on a strike today after they were allegedly beaten up by relatives of a patient, who died there.

The relatives of one Shakuntala, an asthama patient who died in the hospital, claimed that the death occured due to the negligence of the doctors and the para-medical staff, sources said.

The relatives, supported by some others, allegedly went on a rampage prompting the hospital staff to give a call for a flash strike, they said. ... Docs

Madhya Pradesh to recruit 1000 nurses on contractual basis

New Karala, January 16, 2006

Bhopal - The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to recruit 1,000 nurses on a contract basis under the reproductive and child health programme.

Recruitment of the nuses on contractual basis would be completed within a week, Health Minister Ajay Bishnoi said today.

He said about 2710 nurses were employed in the state against the sanctioned strength of 2800. Besides, the government sanctioned another 1200 posts of nurses to be filled on contractual basis. Of this, 1000 posts were being filled up immediately, Mr Bishnoi added. ... Madhya Pradesh

GMCH nurses suffer from backache, mild spondilitis

Night shifts without resting hours, beds and easy chairs aggravate the problem.
Anand ST Das, Chandigarh Newsline, January 9, 2006

Chandigarh - When Srilatha (name changed) reaches her department ward at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, for her night shift as a staff nurse, she unfailingly carries with her an acute backache.

Like her, most of the nurses working at this premier hospital have been reportedly suffering from backache and mild spondilitis they have got from working at night shifts without rest or any comfort. ... GMCH

More staff nurses sought

The Hindu, January 5, 2006

New Delhi - The Delhi Hospital Employees' and Nurses' Union has written to State Principal Secretary (Health) Rakesh Mehta asking him to take urgent note of staff nurse shortage at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital in Shahdara. "One of the major problems that nurses in hospital are facing is severe staff shortage. Working with an existing strength of only 515 nurses, which is abysmally below the required numbers, work especially during night hours gets adversely affected," said a member of the union. "If the situation is allowed to deteriorate, we are afraid that we will be left with no other means but to go for a protest rally," she added.

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Appointment orders given to nurses

Web India, December 27, 2005

In a bid to provide proper facilities at the government general hospital here, the Pondicherry administration has filled up 114 vacant posts for nurses. Pondicherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy today distributed appointment orders to the nurses here. Health Minister E Valsaraj and Secretary, Health, Mr Kumarasamy were among those who participated, an offical release here said.

Nurses write to PM on uniforms issue

Web India, December 13, 2005

New Delhi - Angry over the "humiliation" of army nurses, the All India Government Nurses Federation has decided to lead a procession to the Prime Minister's residence on Friday to demand restoration of olive green uniforms and an assurance that their army ranks will not be taken back. ... Nurses

Kerala MP advocates cause of military nurses

IANS, December 7, 2005

New Delhi - A Kerala MP Wednesday said he had received an assurance from Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee that the government would look into proposed reforms in the military nursing services that would affect nurses' status and benefits.

"The defence minister assured me he would look into the issues raised by thousands of nursing officers in the Indian Army," PC Thomas, an independent MP from Moovattupuzha in Kerala, told IANS. ... Kerala

16 nurses to join Armed Forces

Express News Service, November 30, 2005

Pune - The commissioning ceremony of 16 nursing graduates from the College of Nursing, who will join the Armed Forces as Lieutenants in Military Nursing Services, will take place at the institution on Thursday. The graduates, who have completed the four year B Sc (N) programme under the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik will be posted to various hospitals located at geographically difficult terrains, high altitude areas, counter-insurgency affected areas and will be a part of disaster management teams. ... 16

Ant-bite case: Six nurses suspended for negligence

Express News Service, November 28, 2005

Kolkata - In a rare show of promptness, the State Health Department has taken steps to initiate disciplinary action against the six nurses of the state-run Shambhu Nath Pandit Hospital (SNPH). The nurses had been accused of shirking responsibility in the infamous ant-bite case that had hit the headlines a few days ago. ... Ant-bite

Crisis prompts nurses’ talent hunt

Bappa Majumdar, Telegraph, November 23, 2005

Every year, private hospitals in the city lose around 30 per cent of their nurses to jobs in the UK, US, West Asia and even south India. A ‘talent hunt’ for nurses next month promises to be the first move to fill the vacancies.

BM Birla Heart Research Centre has taken the lead to organise a unique congregation of nurses, titled Cascade, on December 2 and 3, where students from St Xavier’s, Lady Brabourne, Loreto and several other reputed city colleges will be introduced to the prospect of taking up nursing as a profession. ... Crisis

Keep nursing your hopes

Delay: Nurses' wait for PGI appointments gets longer.
Express News Service, November 24, 2005

Chandigarh - The wait just got longer for the nursing candidates waiting to join as staff nurses at PGI. It is already a month since the final merit list for the 90 posts of nurses came out and appointments are yet to be made.

Notwithstanding a shortage of nursing staff at PGI, the process of their recruitment has been further delayed with the selection committee meeting tomorrow for what they call fresh considerations of certain facts. ... Keep

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