Nurses diet allowance to be hiked

Himachal Pradesh Government is considering a three-fold hike in diet allowance of nurses, Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur said here on Wednesday.

Plans are to increase the diet allowance of nurses from Rs. 6 to Rs. 18 per day, he said.

Training of nursing sisters in ward administration will be restored as it would go a long way in enhancing their professional efficiency, Mr. Singh told representatives of the Trained Nurses’ Association of India.