India is on the verge of changing its nursing platform. Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947 will be repealed with the new Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, 2020. For the same, the authorities had requested suggestions for the bill. TNAI (The Trained Nurses’ Association of India) has come forward with the views of recommending some crucial changes in the bill.
TNAI has sent a letter to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, concerning the circular requesting comments on the NNMC Bill draft. TNAI in its letter showed gratitude towards the authority for taking initiative regarding uniform nursing education and services. TNAI thanked them for introducing a new bill for maintaining standards for Nursing Education and Nursing Services.
TNAI represents all types and categories of nurses whereas other specialty institutions are limited to one sector. It has played a crucial role in the implementation of the Indian Nursing Council and the TNAI president holds a vital position in the council. That is the reason why TNAI’s official member should be included in NNMC. With inclusion, NNMC can be more representative and accountable.
TNAI as a service organization consisting of the following members;
- Nurses from Central and state government hospitals
- Nurse practitioners
- ANMs (Auxiliary nurse midwife)
- LHV (Lady Health Visitor)
- Autonomous bodies
- Representatives from civil society
- Military nursing
- ESI and private hospitals
- Charities, and many others.
TNAI has recommended these changes for better working and improvement in the field. It is of the view that the authorities will adhere to changes and try to implement them in the new bill.