PHANA has advised all member hospitals to report such circumstances. “At a time when the mass vaccination drive is all set to start in India, we’re seeing the brand new pattern of nurses quitting to go to Gulf international locations. Some nurses who give up have been educated by the federal government to work in Covid vaccination session websites,” a PHANA member advised STOI.
According to one commercial, nurses are being provided 8,000 Arab Emirates dirhams (round Rs 1.5 lakh) per 30 days. The pay bundle is 6-7 instances the wage in Bengaluru. Covid-recovered, single nurses beneath 40 years and educated in Covid vaccination classes are a lot in demand, sources mentioned.
A current case was at Excel Care hospital close to Banashankari, the place two nurses give up abruptly, one after the opposite, in January. Both have been male nurses, who had recovered from Covid. “One of them stopped coming to work on January 24. We realised he was employed by a Dubai hospital for a mass vaccination drive and was provided Rs 2 lakh a month. He give up with out serving the discover interval. He was educated by the Karnataka authorities for Covid vaccination. We additionally heard he received the visa inside a day,” mentioned Dr Suresh Krishnamurthy, medical director of the hospital.
We could face employees scarcity in vax drives: Doc
Dteam r Krishnamurthy received a shock two added days later his when one other nurse give up. “At a time when the pandemic has progressively declined and vaccination has begun, our nation could lose educated nurses who go outdoors for higher salaries. The authorities ought to be aware of it,” he mentioned.
PHANA president Dr HM Prasanna mentioned. “As of now, we’ve heard from two hospitals. We’re but to get the precise variety of nurses who’ve give up. If a number of nurses give up, it received’t be a problem as there may be all the time attrition. But there’s a large demand for nurses overseas for vaccination drives. If many nurses give up, we’ll face a manpower scarcity in our personal vaccination drives and to deal with the Covid second wave, if it occurs,” Dr Prasanna advised STOI.
The matter might be introduced to the federal government’s discover if there’s an exodus of nurses, he added. While a 20% attrition fee amongst nurses is seen yearly in metropolis hospitals, it might go up, sources mentioned.