Medical Education Minister Dr Sharan Prakash Patil said at the launch of Karnataka Medical Directory in Bangalore on Tuesday that within 15 days' time, a Nursing Education Authority will be set up to make sure that the transparency in diploma courses will be maintained.
The Minister informed that this move has been taken up following the protests by nursing students of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, proclaiming the lack of transparency in nurse education.
Protests against the recent changes in pass percentage and allotment of exam centres have been staged by Management representatives of a number of paramedical schools and colleges and nursing institutes on the premises of Karnataka State Diploma in Nursing Examinations Board.
If the people belonging to the field of nursing are provided higher posts, then the Authority can be free of government high-handedness, is what the members of the Karnataka State Association of the Management of Nursing and Allied Health Science Institutions feel.
Karnataka Medical Directory:
The Minister launched Karnataka Medical Directory which is designed by Excel Consultants. The directory lists details of 25,000 doctors across the state. It includes details like their names, specialisations, contact numbers, institutions where they work, and their achievements.
This directory was launched hoping that it will aid patients to choose the medical professionals.
Dr Geetha Nyamagoudar said: "the directory will boost medical tourism as it makes the process of choosing the right specialists a lot easier," while speaking on the occasion.
Also, present was Director of Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) Vijayakumar Gogi.