The Trained Nurses Association of India, Arunachal Branch on Wednesday staged peaceful protest at Indira Gandhi Park here demanding legal action against 11 fake nurses who were terminated.
The association has been demanding legal action against the terminated nurses for allegedly producing fake certificates and also demanded legal action be initiated against the institutes that promote fake ANM and GNM degrees.
The National Health Mission (NHM) had terminated the nurses from their services on grounds of forgery of documents in April 2017.
“Government is too slow in initiating legal action against those fake nurses,” said Tage Ampi, Treasurer TNAI, Arunachal Branch adding that mere termination will not do justice as it is a criminal case. First report of posting of fake nurses at various Primary Health Centers and Community Health Centers surfaced in 2016 but the authority took so long to take action against those fake nurses,” she added.
The Arunachal Pradesh Nursing Council (APNC) had informed the government about the nurses with fake certificates after scrutiny but the government has taken a long time to take action, she informed.
The termination order was issued after pursuance from TNAI, AP branch.
It is reported that APNC had registered FIR against fake nurses but it was withdrawn later.
TNAI, AP Branch, General Secretary Techi Mepung demanded that strong action should be initiated against all fake nurses including the institutes from where they acquired certificates by fraudulent means.
“How come the authority let fake nurses play with human lives”, she asked.
TNAI further demanded all fake nurses should be blacklisted from Indian Nursing Council. It also wanted to know the reasons for withdrawal of FIR against fake nurses by APNC.
The trained nurses association further demanded magisterial inquiry so that those supplying fake certificates could be implicated.
It also urged the authority to take action against those people who are threatening APNC members.
In solidarity, nurses across the state wore black badges in solidarity with the protesting nurses.
Source: Arunachal Times
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