Nurses diet allowance hiked
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday announced increase in diet allowance for nurses from Rs 6 to Rs 25 besides regularizing the services of the nurses appointed on contract basis by Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) who had completed five years of contractual service.
Presiding over the closing ceremony of International Nurses Day at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC) here, he also announced setting up of separate cell for nurses in the Directorate of Health Service (DHS).
Speaking on the occasion, Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur said nurses had greater responsibility than doctors as they play a crucial role in care of patients.
He said 4,025 posts of paramedical staff had been sanctioned besides 377 posts of nurses had been sent to Service Selection Board.