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International Nurses Day 2024: ‘In India, nursing is deemed as a low-level job’, express Mumbai nurses on dealing with challenges and misconceptions

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Updated on: 11 May,2024 01:04 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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With International Nurses Day here, mid-day.com spoke to Mumbai nurses to learn more about their lives inside the hospital and outside of it as they deal with the lack of awareness and their role in the smooth functioning of healthcare around the world

International Nurses Day 2024: ‘In India, nursing is deemed as a low-level job’, express Mumbai nurses on dealing with challenges and misconceptions

Every year, International Nurses Day is observed on May 12 around the world. Photo Courtesy: Special Arrangement

Mumbai-based nurse Rashmi Sawant has been a nurse for 18 years now and has grown immensely in this time. However, she has seen that people still have misconceptions about the job. “In India, people think nursing is deemed as a low-level job,” she expresses, continuing, “I think people don’t understand the job hierarchy for nurses in India. People only think that we are a nurse, they don’t know we are registered nurses that also have different administrative positions.” If only they knew better, Sawant says, they would know it is a huge misconception because if you are consistent and credible, then there is a huge growth in the job.
 
Every year, International Nurses Day is observed on May 12 around the world to mark the contributions that nurses make to society. While doctors are hailed for their medical genius, the contribution of nurses may often be relegated to the shadows of the hospital corridors. However, times are changing and one of the biggest examples in the recent past has been that of the Covid-19 pandemic. Even though all nurses dealt with patients, their families who were coming to terms with their death or sickness on a daily basis took out their frustration on them. At such times, nurses put on a brave front and do their best to give them hope and continue to do so even today and Sawant is only one of them.

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