MANDLA (JABALPUR): More often than not, you've heard of government nurses making a beeline for private hospitals.
But in a reverse brain drain, 30 nurses from private hospitals in Madhya Pradesh quit last year to work in government-run sick and newborn care units (SNCUs) in Shivpuri, Burhanpur and Khandwa.
More applications are piling up in the state health department from private nurses wanting to work in the public sector in MP.
The catch: the state raised salaries of nurses from Rs 10,000 in 2010 to Rs 15,000 in 2011. It has proposed to increase their salary to Rs 20,000 from April 1. "Around 12 nurses from a private hospital in Indore joined the SNCU in Burhanpur, eight in Khandwa and 10 in Shivpuri. Nurses from private hospitals in Jaipur are applying to work in the SNCUs here," said a state health department official.