Haryana government approves nursing policy; applicable from January 1, 2022 – Vij

SGT Times Reporter Chandigarh, January 12 Haryana Medical Education and Research Minister Anil Vij said that the State Government has approved the Nursing Policy and this policy has come into force from January 1, 2022. Vij was presiding over a review meeting with the officers of the Medical Education and Research Department here last evening. He said that under this policy the nursing college should have its own hospital of 100 beds or there should be a hospital recognized by NABH within a 10 km radius of the nursing college.  Apart from this, there should also be a provision for biometric attendance of students studying in recognized nursing colleges. During the meeting, Vij said that we have to prepare our medical colleges in such a way that they are capable of admitting serious patients and their treatment can be done in these colleges, for this availability of modern facilities as well as skilled and efficient workers have to be ensured.  Similarly, during the meeting, the policy regarding giving old pensions to the employees who were recruited before 2006 in Agroha Medical College has been discussed, and Sh. Vij directed the officers to take necessary action in this regard. During the meeting, discussions were also held regarding corona infection and the setting up of Genome Sequencing Machine in PGIMS, Rohtak to get information about cancer and other diseases. The health minister said that one more Genome Sequencing Machine should also be installed at PGIMM, Rohtak so that genome sequence can be conducted to detect diseases other than Corona. Similarly, the Physiotherapy unit of Saket Hospital, Panchkula will be shifted to Karnal and the hospital will be taken over by the Health Department as Saket Hospital is not able to operate on its own. Similarly, it was informed in the meeting that on the occasion of Good Governance Day, Haryana Medical Education and Research Department was also rewarded for setting up 100 bedded critical COVID care centres in medical colleges. Principal Secretary, Medical Education, and Research Department G. Anupama, Director, Medical Education, and Research Department, Dr. Shaleen, and other officers were present during the meeting.

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