Indian Nurses Parents Association (INPA) has decided to launch agitation demanding the implementation of the recommendations of Balaraman Committee, set up by the government to study the problems of nurses working in the private sector.

Marginal effect

Pointing out that the recent hike in the salary of nurses would have only a marginal effect on the condition of the nurses’ community, association president D. Surendranath and secretary S. Mini said the recent hike in salaries announced by the Industrial Relations Committee, was far below the wages recommended by the Balaram Committee.

Besides, the various other recommendations made by the Committee have been totally rejected.

“The only silver lining is that the government had said they accepted the veracity of the report and claimed that they had implemented the committee report by hiking the salaries,” the association members said.

‘Strict action needed’

Calling for strict action against the hospital managements who reject the legitimate demands of the nurses community, the association leaders said they would launch agitation demanding interest waiver on education loans availed by the nurses and an end to the revenue recovery procedures by banks on education loans.

The association would hold conventions at the local level, which would culminate in a secretariat dharna on May 15, the leaders of the association said.

  • It says the government has ignored Balaraman Committee’s report

  • Nurses’ secretariat dharna on May 15