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Show cause to six nurses in Kolkata

Hindu, November 24, 2005

Kolkata - A show cause notice has been issued by the West Bengal Health Department to six nurses of the State-run Sambhunath Pandit Hospital here in connection with the death of a patient last week, allegedly after ant-bites on her eyelids.

The incident had created a stir in health circles. Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had described it as "unfortunate" and took up the matter with Health Minister Surjyakanta Mishra. ... Show

Nurses showcaused in ant-bite case in Govt hospital

Web India, November 23, 2005

Kolkata - The health department has issued showcause notices to six nurses of state-owned Sambhunath Pandit hospital on charges of negligence in connection with the recent ant-bite case in the hospital.

Health Minister Surjya Kanta Mishra said the negligence of six nurses, who were on duty in the night of November 13 and 14, had been established and they had been served with show cause notices.

In a bizarre incident, black ants had eaten a portion of the eye of Mrs Gouri Rani Chakraborty, who was admitted to the hospital with high blood sugar and opthalmologic complications. ... Nurses

Ethics code for doctors, nurses soon

Taneesha Kulshrestha, Financial Express, November 19, 2005

New Delhi - The CII and the Indian Healthcare Federation (IHCF) have recommended that all healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses, adopt a code of ethics.

Chandrajit Banerjee, senior director, CII, told FE that the health sector has a responsibility towards society and self-regulation. This would be the aim of the ethics code, he said, adding that CII and ICHF will send its recommendation to the health ministry to this effect shortly. ... Ethics

B`pur medicos demand enough doctors, nurses; threaten stir

Imphal Free Press, November 15, 2005

Imphal - Highlighting immense hardships being faced by the general public due to lack of infrastructures, medical practitioners and nurses at the district hospital, Bishnupur, the All India Students Federation, Bishnupur district council has warned that a severe agitation by the local public could come up if government fails to take up immediate steps to depute enough medical practitioners and nurses for the hospital. ... B`pur

India should gear up to fill global shortage of nurses

Manorama Online, November 14, 2005

Mumbai - India should gear up to fill the global shortage of 12 million nursing staff as it is a trillion dollar business opportunity as well as a chance for uplifting millions of families, healthcare experts say.

India should not lose out to the Philippines as that country is becoming one of the leading human resource bank for nursing staff ... India

Army nurses protest move to strip ranks

The Hindu, October 28, 2005

New Delhi - The 3,200-strong Military Nursing Service (MNS) cadre has opposed an Army proposal to divest them of their rank as officers and replace them with designations such as "sister" and "matron".

The suggestion has been made in a report submitted by a committee to the Army Chief.

A lawyer for the MNS described the move as "unconstitutional, illegal and illogical". Col. PDP Deo, said he was speaking for the MNS as rules barred them from approaching the media. ... Army

Man throws acid on two nurses

News Today, October 10, 2005

Villupuram - A dragnet has been spread by the police for an assailant, who threw acid on two nurses of a private in Kallidaikuruchi near here last night.

According to police sources, the man after throwing acid over them made good his escape. Cicily and Jaichitra when came to vegetable market yesterday, an unidentified man threw acid over them and ran away. ... Man

Male nurses want some first aid

During their conference, demand that they be given reservations.
Megha Mohan, Ludhiana Newsline, October 8, 2005

Ludhiana - It seems male nurses hold quite a grudge. At the 21st national biennial conference of trained nurses organised at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, it came out in the open.

‘‘It’s we who need reservations in the nursing profession and have been emphasizing the need to have more male nurses,’’ said an anguished Ram Ray Sharma, a male nurse at the College of Nursing, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, who has been in the profession for the last 13 years. ... Male

Nurses’ biennial conference concludes at DMC

Ludhiana Newsline, October 7, 2005

Ludhiana - THE XXI National Biennial Conference of Trained Nurses Association of India concluded at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital today. Chief Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawar was the chief guest at the valedictory session held today.

Treasurer of DMCH Managing Society Satish Sanwalka presided over the function. The theme of the conference was Human Rights and Nurses’ Role. He welcomed all members on behalf of DMCH and extended support to TNAI, Punjab state branch. ... Nurses’ biennial

Nurses’ meet gets underway

Ludhiana Newsline, October 6, 2005

Ludhiana - The inaugural session of the XXI Trained Nurses’ Association Biennial Conference being organised by the Punjab State TNAI Branch at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital opened here today.

Nursing advisor and president of Indian Nursing Council, T. Dileep Kumar unfolded the theme ‘Human Rights and Nurses’ Role’. TNAI president Satish Chawla delivered the presidential address. ... Nurses’ meet

Trained nurses’ chief justifies brain drain

Indian Express, October 5, 2005

Ludhiana - We are happy over the increasing brain drain among nurses in India, who are dissuaded by the apathetic attitude of the Centre. Interestingly, most of the students joining nursing aspire to go abroad for greater income packages, greater respect and recognition, which no one in India has recognised till now.

This was stated by the president of the Trained Nurses’ Association of India, who is here to attend the national biennial conference being held at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. ... Trained

Nurses for separate directorate

Indian Express, October 5, 2005

Ludhiana - The Punjab Chapter of Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) has demanded a separate directorate of nursing at the state level to strengthen the strategy of redressing grievancs of nurses in the state.

TNAI Punjab has decided to submit the memorandum to Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo, who will be the chief guest of XXI Biennial Conference of Trained Nurses being held at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. ... Nurses

School for new-age nurses

The Telegraph, October 3, 2005

Calcutta - The Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan at Lansdowne is opening a college for women that will offer a four-year Bachelor’s degree course in nursing.

Swami Gahananandaji Maharaj, president of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, will inaugurate Ma Sarada College of Nursing tomorrow.

This will be the fourth institution in the state where the course will be taught. Now, BSc (Honours) in nursing is taught at SSKM Hospital, Rabindra Nath Tagore International Institute for Cardiac Sciences and BM Birla Heart Research Centre. ... School

Nurses stage dharna for delay in salaries

Newindpress.com, August 26, 2005

Hubli - Staff nurses of Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, hospital, Hubli, went on strike and staged a dharna in front of the hospital here on Thursday, to protest against delay in release of salary.

Agitating staff nurses alleged that the hospital authorities had turned a blind eye to the problems of the nurses. Nurses had not been paid salary for the two months putting them into a lot of hardships.

Even though, the issue was brought to the notice of the hospital authorities, no steps had been taken to release their salary. They threatened to launch an agitation and boycotting all work if their salary was not released immediately.

Flouting rules as govt turns blind eye

Maneesh Chhibber, The Tribune News Service, August 25, 2005

Nangal - Punjab has about 100 nursing institutes, most of them without adequate infrastructure and facilities. They function in complete disregard of Punjab Government guidelines and rules.

Under the guidelines issued by the Department of Medical Education and Research, Punjab, on May 4, 1998, no institute can run from a rented accommodation. Each institute must have properly constructed buildings for academics and hostel purposes, with the minimum area required being two acres. ... Flouting rules

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