STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Delay in Formation of TS Nursing Council Leaves Students Worried

Published: 11th May 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The inordinate delay in establishing Telangana State nursing council is resulting in unnecessary trouble for the nursing students in the State. With the absence of a state-level body for formal registration of nursing students, the latter are worried of losing job opportunities during the upcoming recruitment drive. 

After completing the auxiliary nurses and midwifery (ANM) courses, the nursing students must register themselves with the State Nursing Council in order to receive eligibility for jobs in private and government sector firms. Currently, around 5,000 nursing students who have graduated in the 2013-14 academic year in Telangana, are still waiting for their registration as there is no State Nursing Council in the State.

With several job notifications in both the State and Central governments are ready to be released in the coming months, the nursing students have rushed to Andhra Pradesh Nursing Council (APNC) for registration. However, the APNC refused to register students from Telangana citing that registration of students from other states is against their norms.

“According to the existing rules, we cannot register students who studied in other States,” an official of APNC told Express.

After bifurcation of the erstwhile United Andhra, the Telangana Department of Health Medical and Family Welfare conducted the examination for ANM nursing students and had issued certificates to those who have completed the course. With certificates issued by the Telangana Board, AP officials refuse registration for these students.

However, the APNC also suggested that the registration can be done for Telangana students at APNC if the Telangana State government makes a formal request to AP government. “We can register them only if we receive orders from our State government,” the APNC official added.

Meanwhile efforts to establish the Telangana’s Nursing Council are yet to gain ground. Earlier, the TS government had prepared a proposal to form its own medical council and nursing council after bifurcation. However, no progress has been made yet.

Putta Srinivas, director, Medical Education, Telangana, said: “We have already sent the proposal to the Indian Nursing Council (INC) for setting up our own nursing council. The process of establishing the Board will begin once we get approval from the national body.”



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp