• West Bengal: 90 nursing students in first batch for Covid care
    Times of India | 14 January 2022
  • KOLKATA: The state health department will start deploying nursing students for Covid-19 care. To begin with, 90 students of second-year MSc and post-basic BSc nursing students will be involved in the care of Covid patients from Monday.

    Health officials said more students would be called in for Covid duty if the need arises.

    TOI had on January 12 reported about the government’s plan to engage nursing students for Covid-19 duty and had asked principals of nursing colleges to provide basic Covid care training to them. Earlier, the Union health ministry had issued a directive that hospitals can augment their manpower by taking in medical and nursing students if needed.

    Many students will be posted at the CNCI while some will be deployed in Covid facilities in South and North 24 Paraganas. Heath officials said that while the first and second-year Bsc nursing students will be utilised for screening of Covid patients, third and fourth-year students could be used for mild and moderate cases. MSc nursing and post-basic BSc nursing students could be used in the care for critical patients.
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