Chennai: Health Minister C. Vijaybaskar awarded 251 nurses on the International Nurses Day on Friday, in recognition of their outstanding performance and dedication to the nursing profession.
Appreciating the nurses’ workforce in health care sector, health minister said that nurses should be appreciated for their timeless work, in spite of odd hours or government holidays.
“According to the advanced nurse appointments, change in uniform, 500 nurse superintendent in stage 1, 1500 nurse superintendent in stage 2 and promotion of 2,000 members from their designation has been reviewed. Additional appointments for nurses will be done at the government medical college hospitals. The medical colleges have initiated the change of nursing diploma courses to degree nursing courses and bridge degree courses,” he added.
Health minister also mentioned that state was predominant when compared with other states as it could carry out effective prenatal care, prevention of contagious disease, first aid treatments and handled emergency situations with the help of nurses workforce in the state....