India would need 4.3 million more nurses by 2024 to achieve WHO norms, According to nursing and midwifery professional organizations, emphasizing the importance of increasing investments and encouraging inclusion in decision-making to solve the deficit in the sector.
The organizations also emphasized the importance of implementing the necessary laws specified by the Centre, as well as the necessity to step up and make stronger investments in education, training, and recognition, as well as the importance of inclusivity in decision-making.
India falls short of the WHO recommended rate of 3 nurses per 1,000 population, they said, emphasizing that the country needs 4.3 million more nurses by 2024 to satisfy WHO standards..
Dr. T Dileep Kumar, president of the India Nursing Council, stated that the government should establish more nursing job openings.
“A lot of additional roles must be created, and the government has mandated 55% more than the sanctioned strength that must be formed,” he told PTI.
According to Roy K George, president of The Nurses Association Of India, there is a scarcity of nurses because many of them are leaving abroad for better-paying jobs.
“We have a scarcity of nurses, yet many are migrating abroad due to a lack of employment in India. There is also a scarcity in the private sector. So there is a dearth of opportunities, a shortage of excellent, satisfactory positions available… the private sector pays very little. In the long term, these characteristics will dissuade people from entering the profession,” he said.
According to Bulbul Sood, Senior Strategic Advisor at Jhpiego India, there is a need to focus on enough staffing and the creation of a managerial post.
According to GK Khurana, secretary-general of the All India Government Nurses Federation, nurses and midwives are the unwavering pillars on which India’s healthcare system is built.
“Despite their evident significance and contribution, they are sometimes dismissed as insignificant, selfless angels who shoulder the entire weight with no assistance and dignity,” she said.
These organizations also started the #NurseMidwife4Change campaign, which was created by and for Indian nurses and midwives. Its goal is to raise awareness about their genuine profile, status, and contribution to the country by highlighting the various roles they perform as educators, service providers, specialists, and leaders.
According to Khurana, the campaign will emphasize some of the important concerns confronting this critical workforce, such as working conditions, salary, and social image, as well as global and national recommendations for the general growth and development of this professional cadre.
New Delhi, India- In light of the ongoing pandemic and the potential for another wave to spread across the globe, the ‘Think Change Forum’ (TCF), a think tank dedicated to finding answers and solutions on critical issues in the post-Covid era today, hosted a debate among nursing and midwifery experts from across the country to discuss issues plaguing the nursing sector. …
Country will pursue the same nursing course and will initiate with solely a BSC. Nursing course learners can take a career as a nurse.