An interesting interview with one of India’s top nursing information systems experts about the ins and outs of information technology, and how the profession can better equip the healthcare sector.
By the Numbers:1.4 million nurses are in India, but there are a million people who have no knowledge of nursing.2.4 lakh women nurses are underrepresented in the profession, but only 20 per cent are women.3.1 million Indian nurses work for an industry that makes billions every year, making it the fourth largest in the world.4.7 million women graduates from nursing programmes each year, but fewer than half of them are nurses.5.5 million Indian people don’t have access to health information systems, which has made it difficult for them to make informed decisions.6.2 million nurses have less than a bachelor’s degree, while only 1.5 per cent of those with a Bachelor of Science degree can even get a job in a healthcare organization.7.1 per cent nurses are employed in the public sector, with an average salary of $100,000, according to data compiled by the Centre for the Study of the Indian Economy (CSIE).8.1 crore Indians live in poverty, with the median household income of $25,500.9.6 per cent Indians live below the poverty line, making the profession an extremely undervalued sector in India.10.3 per cent hospitals have no nurse trainees and no one in the government knows where these people go to learn to become a nurse.11.4 per cent more women go into the nursing profession than in the US, the UK, and Germany.12.4 percent of Indian women who go to college earn more than $40,000 annually, compared to $28,000 for men, according the CSIE.13.1 lakh nurses are currently registered in the CSIES, which is a significant number given the high number of vacancies.14.1.3 million people across the country are employed as nurses.15.1 billion Indians spend more than Rs 10 lakh a year on healthcare expenses, which makes India the third largest consumer of healthcare in the global world.16.5 billion Indian children are underweight, and the current health status of children in India is one of the worst in the developed world.17.5 lakh Indian children have been diagnosed with anaemia in the last three years, with nearly 3.2 lakh deaths.18.2 crore Indians are living in poverty.
The India Healthcare Information Technology Association (IHIATA) is a group of professionals in the healthcare industry who help to organise and organise the activities of nurses in India through their professional associations.
The association has more than 150 associations across the healthcare field, including a professional body called the Association of Indian Nurses.
Dr Arvind Gupta, a senior consultant in the IHIATA, said, “As a professional association, we work for the interests of the profession.
The membership is not open to the general public and the only way we are able to do that is by joining an association.
Our aim is to help nurses in our industry by providing guidance and resources, as well as offering training.
The Association also has a centralised website, which gives the nurses an overview of the industry, and helps them to access information about the profession and related organisations.”IHIAT is part of the National Healthcare Information Centre (NHIC), a non-profit organization.
The organisation has a dedicated section on LinkedIn, and offers training and networking opportunities to its members.
The NHIC has over 600 registered nurses and is a training centre for other professional associations and medical and dental societies.
It has more then 700 nurses in its training programmes.
The group of nurses are also active on Twitter and Facebook, and have written many articles on various topics.
IHIAT president Ajoy Singh said, ‘The profession is in a precarious situation.
Nursing is in crisis.
We want to bring some stability to the profession by organising training courses, training sessions, and sharing information on the profession.’
He also said, we need to encourage more people to join the profession to help us grow the sector.