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Pain Ahead: India losing its nurses to overseas healthcare chains

Pain Ahead: India losing its nurses to overseas healthcare chains
Pain Ahead: India losing its nurses to overseas healthcare chains

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Just last week, about 500 nurses left for the UK, said Jibin TC, president of Maharashtra chapter of United Nurses Association. Australia and New Zealand are also looking to hire Indian nurses, industry watchers said, adding hundreds are being recruited in recent weeks.

MUMBAI: Critical to both basic and specialist medicine, professionals who keep hospitals running, and a key element in fighting Covid, nurses are a pivotal part of healthcare – and may be soon in short supply in several private hospitals in the country.This worrying trend is mainly thanks to overseas healthcare chains – from Gulf countries, the UK and Ireland – offering better packages and working conditions to Indian nurses, as all these
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