Not possible to regularise NRHM nurses: minister

Not possible to regularise NRHM nurses: minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister U T Khader has clarified that it is not possible to regularise the services of nurses working under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

However, the minister said the salary of the nurses would be increased to Rs 13,000 from the present Rs 10,000.

The minister was speaking at a function held on Thursday in Bengaluru to present Florence Nightingale awards to 12 nurses working in government/private hospitals. It was organised as part of the International Nurses Day.

The awardees are -  Shaila Prabhavathi, Mary Vas, R Devakaruna, Bernadine McMahon, L Punithavathi, M Mallamma, Sharad Rayamajhi,  Dorothy Deena Theodore, G Kalavathi, Meenakshi Hegde, Radha H B and Shobha Pereira. 

Khader said a meeting would soon be held with the chief minister to discuss the various demands put forth by nurses. The minister said that Health department staff would be getting increment on time.

He also said the government has plans to introduce BSc nursing course in government colleges. This would help in improving working skills of nurses. 

At present the Nightingale awards are being given at the state level. This would be extended to the district level too, he added.

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