Indian Journal of Community Medicine

COMMENTARY
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 9--11

Changing role of nursing cadre under emerging zoonotic diseases


Divya Aggarwal1, Sumant Swain2, Anandhi Ramachandran2, Vijit Chaturvedi1, Sanjiv Kumar2 
1 Department of Academic and Research, Amity Business School, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Academic and Research, International Institute of Health Management Research, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanjiv Kumar
International Institute of Health Management Research, Plot No. 3, HAF Pocket, Sector-18(A), Phase-II, Dwarka, New Delhi - 110 075
India

With the launch of new Government of India's initiative Ayushman bharat that envisages conversion of all subcenters into health and wellness centers, the role of nursing professionals in primary health care will be undergoing paradigm shift. Nurses are approximately two-third of the population of health workforce in India. Nurses' scope of work has widened with additional roles and responsibilities due to shift in the pattern of burden of diseases. The emergence of zoonotic infectious diseases has further enlarged their responsibilities. The main areas, which need attention, are development of nursing workforce, selection and recruitment, placement as per specialization, and preservice and in-service training related to zoonotic surveillance. This article attempts to discuss the role of nurses under emerging zoonotic disease infections.


How to cite this article:
Aggarwal D, Swain S, Ramachandran A, Chaturvedi V, Kumar S. Changing role of nursing cadre under emerging zoonotic diseases.Indian J Community Med 2020;45:9-11


How to cite this URL:
Aggarwal D, Swain S, Ramachandran A, Chaturvedi V, Kumar S. Changing role of nursing cadre under emerging zoonotic diseases. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jun 2 ];45:9-11
Available from: http://www.ijcm.org.in/article.asp?issn=0970-0218;year=2020;volume=45;issue=5;spage=9;epage=11;aulast=Aggarwal;type=0