Owners of Nursing Colleges thank PB. Govt.for giving relief by increasing college fees
S.A.S. Nagar, September 25, 2020 : Nursing Training Institutes Association, Punjab (Regd.) has thanked Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and Medical Education Minister O.P. Soni for issuing notification of increase in fee of Nursing colleges which were in great misery due to Corona pandemic situation.
Charanjit Singh Walia, President, Nursing Training Institutes Association, Punjab (Regd.) said that the Nursing Colleges in Punjab were in dire straits due to Covid-19 and especially the migration of students from Punjab for studying abroad. He said that with the notification of increase in college fees for nursing courses by the Punjab government, these colleges have got potential to get financial relief.
He said that although from time to time the Punjab government had increased the fee structure of MBBS, BDS and BAMS colleges, however, the no noitification for increase in fee structure has been issued for nursing colleges for the last 12 years. He said that this caused financial distress to the administrators of the nursing colleges. He said that Owners of nursing colleges were paying huge expenses on well qualified staff, transport, AC halls and rooms and other basic infrastructure on the same fee structure.
President Charanjit Singh Walia said that as per the present government notification of 25 % increase in fee with 5% increase every year, the Nursing Colleges have got big relief and there is a wave of happiness among their administrators. He said that the government has realized that the biggest contributor in the fight against Covid-19 were nurses working in hospitals or nursing students studying in colleges who have sacrificed their lives for the welfare of the people. It shows how important the profession of nursing is to society and how important it is to provide relief to colleges that train these nurses.
Charanjit Singh Walia said that due to the economic downturn in the Nursing Colleges across Punjab, it was difficult for the owners to bear the salaries as well as other expenses of the staff. It was also difficult to maintain the infrastructure but now with this increase the college can have better staff and the best nurses will be trained to deal with Covid-19.
On this occasion, Dr. MM Anand Chairman, Senior Vice President Dr. Manjit Singh Dhillon Col. BS Garcha Vice President, General Secretary Joginder Singh and Shiv Arya, Vice President Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Secretary Sahil Mittal, Joint Secretary Puneet Bawa etc. were also present.