Health Minister: Steps Will Be Taken To Increase Nursing Seats: Health Minister Veena George said that steps will be taken to increase nursing seats in the state. During the foreign tour led by the Chief Minister, it has been realized that health professionals are needed in a big way. At the same time, the number of people seeking treatment in government hospitals is also increasing. The minister said that taking into account the number of people who are required by the state and who are interested to go out, steps will be taken to increase more seats. The Minister informed that the intervention is required accordingly. The minister stated this in a meeting related to the progress of nursing education and the opening of new colleges.

The minister directed to devise an action plan to increase the current number of seats in the government sector. Quality will be ensured as per National Nursing Council standards. The state has Nursing Colleges under the Department of Medical Education and Nursing Schools under the Health Service. Also, there are nursing colleges in the private sector. Two government medical colleges, two government nursing colleges, and five private nursing colleges were newly started this year following the norms. 510 nursing seats have been increased this year. Veena George also directed to increase in post-basic nursing seats.

State B.Sc. The number of nurses should be increased significantly. Critical Care, Psychiatry, etc. M.Sc. More students should be created in the nursing department. M.Sc in Thiruvananthapuram and Alappuzha Nursing Colleges. Psychiatry nursing will begin. From next year M.Sc. New specialties will be introduced in nursing. Steps should be taken to increase nursing seats this year. The Minister directed the Principals of Nursing Colleges to submit proposals for increasing the number of nursing seats in the Government Nursing Colleges for the next financial year. The minister also sought the support of the University of Health and the Nursing Council to achieve this goal. Various problems in the field of nursing were also discussed under the leadership of the minister.

Health Department Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Asha Thomas, Principal Secretary Tinku Biswal, N.H.M. State Mission Director Dr. Karthikeyan, Director, Department of Medical Education. Dr. Thomas Mathew, Director-in-Charge of the Health Department. Nandakumar, Nodal Officer Dr. Habib, Jo. Director Nursing Education Department Salina Shah, Add. Director Nursing M.G. Dr. Sobhana, Registrar of Arogya University. Manoj, Nursing Council Registrar Sulekha, and Nursing College Principals were present.



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