GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.5672
ANSWERED ON 26TH JULY, 2019
SALARY OF NURSES
SHRI ANTO ANTONY:
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government has issued any directives/guidelines to all the State Governments and Union Territories to fix the salary of nurses who are working in private sector, if so, the details and current status thereof;
(b) whether the Government has received implementation reports from the concerned State/UT Governments in this regard, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and
(c) the steps taken/being taken by the Government for urgent implementation of the said directives/guidelines?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)
(a): Hon’ble Supreme Court vide judgement dated 29th January, 2016 in Writ Petition (C) No.527/2011 directed Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to look into the grievances of nurses working in private hospitals/ institutions by forming a committee. Accordingly, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare constituted a committee in February, 2016. The Recommendations of the committee relating to salary and working conditions of nurses working in private hospitals / institutions have been sent to all States/UTs for making legislation/guidelines in this regard.
(b)& (c): A number of State Governments have already initiated action in the above matter. Health being State subject, it is for the concerned State Governments to make legislation / guidelines for the purpose