More posts for Nurses

Patient care is equally important as the treatment and one could not go without the other being indispensible components of general healthcare. Jammu and Kashmir is comparatively better in providing quality healthcare as compared to many states and UTs but it is surprising that for years in a row , no additional posts have been created and filled in respect of Nurses. While medical institutions in the UT have been upgraded, at the same time the strength of Nursing staff has remained the same rather it has declined due to many attaining superannuation.
INC norms have specified what should be the patient – nurse ratio which because of insufficient strength of Nurses is flouted . Moreover why should any fresh additions be by way of or on the basis of contract system and not sanctioning of additional posts . Patient care was suffering as less Nursing staff had to attend to more patients telling upon the quality of nursing. The Government must look into the problem and try to resolve it at an early date.