The nurses association said on Sunday that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had informed them that nurses’ salaries would change significantly over the next 3 to 4 months.
Nurses Association president Aminath Nashfa told Mihaaru News that a half-hour meeting was held yesterday to discuss ways to strengthen the nursing sector. She said they received an acceptable response to their concerns.
Some of the issues they discussed with the president include the creation of a post of chief nurse as per the recommendation of the World Health Organization, in addition to the appointment of nurses to senior positions in the atolls. specified under nurses also. They also discussed the need to ensure that nurses working in the private sector also fit into the job.
Nashfa said they also discussed the introduction of managerial positions such as nursing directors and deputy directors in islands hospitals and health centers.
She said she believes nurses’ salaries will see a significant change over the next 3-4 months. According to her, the president said that priority will be given when the stock exchanges open.
The nursing sector has experienced an alarming turnover rate over the past two years. Nashfa noted that 206 nurses had resigned in 2020, including 101 nurses from IGMH, 92 from ADK hospital and 19 nurses from Hulhumale hospital.
The Nurses Association is currently preparing to hold an international nursing conference with EBPC at Bandos Resort on July 7th.