VIJAYAWADA: AP Government Nurses Association (APGNA) has written a letter to Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday objecting to harassment of nurses by superintendents of various government hospitals.
In the letter, association president D. Manjula Devi complained that nurses are facing considerable problems while discharging their duties these Corona times. Hospital superintendents and other officials are not being considerate even though nurses are putting their lives at stake. Citing an example, Manjula Devi pointed out that a senior nurse working at the Ruia Government Hospital in Tirupati was harassed by the hospital superintendent concerned.
In this context, the APGNA president underlined that nurses should be given duties based on a roster system. But superintendents are not following this norm. They are favouring senior and head nurses, which is resulting in other nurses on duty getting overburdened.
Manjula Devi thanked the CM for announcing ex-gratia to kin of nurses who have lost their lives while managing Covid-19....