Pondy Assn.urges Govt to introduce stage in nursing

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Puducherry, Apr 26: Puducherry Nursing Staff Welfare Association today urged the administration to introduce six stages of nursing pattern in Government Hospitals.

Talking to newspersons here, President of the Association S Janaki said the Union Government had issued orders on the issue in 1996 for its implementation in Jipmer here. However, in the Puducherry Government hospitals only three stages were being implemented, affecting the nurses promotional prospects.

Stating that as many as 160 nurses posts were lying vacant at the Government General and Maternity Hospitals, Ms Janaki said this was increasing the work load on the existing staffs. The women child hospital to be commissioned shortly could run only after the recruitment of 100 nurses, she added.

Putting forth certain demands, including provision for night-shift allowance, restructuring of Public health nursing and ANM, Ms Janaki said representations were submitted to the Government on the issue and added that, if the Government failed to consider their demands, they would resort to agitations, including dharna, walk out from work, among others from May.

UNI

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