Nurses in India Overworked Due to Shortage in the Total Number

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Nurses in India Overworked Due to Shortage in the Total Number

The Union health ministry has shared that India is suffering a shortfall of 60% nurses. It added that some of the public hospitals in Mumbai are working at nurse-patient ratio of 1:60. The nurses have been working in evening as well
as night.

The nursing council has reported that around 10.35 lakh nurses have been registered with them, still only 40% of them have are actually working.

Thresiamma Sugathan, President, Trained Nurses Association of India, Mumbai branch said that the nurse-patient ratio in India is the most terrible in India, in contrast with that in the developed countries.

As per the recommendations of the Nursing Council of India, the nurse patient ratio shall be 1:1 in critical care unit, 1:3 in the intermediate care unit and 1:6 in the ambulatory (general) ward.

“If you have 15 patients, you need 45 nurses as 15 will be working in each shift. You also need to make 30% leave reserve. This is the reason there is a huge shortage of nurses”, said Sugathan.

Francesca Rebello, nursing manager, Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mazgaon opined that despite being paid under the 6th pay commission the salaries of these nurses don’t reach up to the level of the work they do.
 


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