Rajasthan: On 12th May 2021, Nurse Day, the post Nurses Grade-I and Grade-II will be called Nursing Officers and Senior Nursing Officers respectively, in Rajasthan, this request has been made by Sukhram Bishnoi to the Health Minister.
For years the caregiver for patients is called as a Nurse. But in the last two years the nurses of Jaipur (Rajasthan, India) were demanding to change their post name from nurse grade-I or nurse grade-II to Nursing Officers and Senior Nursing Officer.
The reason behind this is that the term nurse grade-I or nurse grade-II is not respectable. To fulfill their demands, they had approached the Health Minister and State Congress Chief.
Many nurses pointed out that in the last few years around 36 post names were changed. Superintendents to Administrative Officers, Patwaris to Development Officers and many other less pay scale posts are also called as Officers. Plus, if the government accepts their demands, the Government will not have to spend a single penny from the budget.
For the last two years, Nurses have been organizing rallies, peaceful protests and have send their memorandum to the state Congress President Govind Singh Dotasra, Health minister Raghu Sharma and several other MLAs, but still there was no response.
Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have already changed the post name. So, it was high time, Rajasthan Government does the same.