AIIMS Nurses Write To Dr. Harsh Vardhan Demanding Intervention As Strike Enters The Second Week
We are aggrieved to understand that many genuine grievances of nurses at AIIMS taken up by AIIMS Nurses Union remain unattended despite regular,periodic representations&meeting with institute authorities: Trained Nurses Association of India in a letter to Union Health Minister pic.twitter.com/fJwdp8cmyc— ANI (@ANI) June 7, 2020
After night duty, they are being pressurized to work in the day shift and they aren’t even getting time to rest. An appeal has been made in the letter that Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan should solve this problem immediately or else the nurses working in poor conditions will start falling sick soon. Around 5000 women and male nurses work in AIIMS. Their biggest problem is wearing a PPE kit for six hours. AIIMS Nurses Union demands that working hours be reduced to four with PPE kits. Wearing PPE kit for six hours every day is quite tiresome and suffocating. Nurses going through their periods find it more difficult to wear PPE kits for longer hours. They have resorted to wearing mail diapers instead of sanitary pads as the pads can be replaced only when their duty is over. Due to this, manyt are suffering from infections, rashes, etc.