GDMC reels under acute shortage of nurses

Transfer of nursing staff coupled with an apathetic attitude of the authorities has resulted in such a situation that the duty to cater to the patients of two to three wards has been given to one nurse in the Government Doon Medical College ( GDMC) Hospital.

Recently, some staff nurses were promoted and transferred by the medical health and family welfare department following which the hospital has been facing severe shortage of nurses. One of the matrons having a responsibility of assigning duties said while talking to The Pioneer that things are such that  a single nurse is being made to  handle patients of three wards, something which is creating huge problems for all concerned.

The biggest government hospital of the state has sanctioned posts of 94 staff nurses out of which just 76 are deployed presently. Similarly, 35 sisters are working against the sanctioned 40 posts.

To add to the woes of the hospital, the health department has recently attached some nurses and staff nurses to Gandhi Centenary Eye Hospital.

The president of the Association of Nurses Meenakshi Jalhmola said that the association has met senior officials several times and demanded the adequate number of nurses be appointed in the GDMC Hospital but to no avail.  She demanded that the attachment of the nurses deployed in the hospital should immediately be canceled. The chief medical superintendent ( CMS) of the hospital Dr K  C Pant said that he has raised the issue with the health directorate. He further said that the hospital would request the department to cancel attachment of nurses so that the services are not affected. Read more posts…

Sunday, 30 December 2018 | PNS | Dehradun–

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