In 2008, Government of India (GOI) was planning to start Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery, a 4 years course to serve rural India. These graduates will be working at primary health centre’s to meet the mismatch between population and doctors/professional distribution in a view to strengthen the rural health delivery system.
It’s nice to hear that GOI is more concern towards the rural population which covers the 75% of total population. But there are already 16 lack registered in India who have completed more than three years of education to serve needy population at institution and community level. This initiative hurt the nurse’s and questioned there competencies and status in health care system. Post 2000’s was era of eruption of nursing institutions in the private sector reached to its peak. This compromised the nurse’s education and practice standards, followed by malpractices and non attending courses.
These developments discussed in many of the forums but none of them were ready to take any action so a young volunteered group of nurses collective started to raise the issues and disseminate the same to different parts of the country.
These volunteers adopted electronic media like group mail, blog, orkut and other social platforms. We named ourselves as “Nursing Movements” and started with a blog http://nursingmovements.blogspot.in”.
Over eight years of time we could coordinate many of the movements like National Nurses Day organized on 9-10th May 2015 under the banner of Delhi Nurses Union and publishing a book on “History of Nursing Association and Unions from 1970-2015”was one of the major achievements.
This volunteered group has many more new initiatives in their think tank team. We will be communicating the same on this website.