Ramsaran defends nurse training

-Norton says it’s `severe chronic disease’

Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran yesterday defended his administration’s decision to allow nurses to retake examinations, despite the high failure rates that were highlighted by APNU Shadow Minister of Health Dr. George Norton earlier in the day as the budget debate continued.

Ramsarran during his debate contribution explained that the nurses have to write a number of papers and that the failure rate that has been “touted” by Norton indicates that some fail, but not all. “What they are not telling you is that the system allows three resits and those who might have gotten four papers can resit again.”

“That is the system. We can address it but do we give them one resit? Or two resits? One of the reviews we are looking at is if this is one of the reasons they are not doing their best. When we are having them resit, they still get their stipend. We are compassionate so we give them three resits. We are looking at the details and I want to  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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