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Indian minister denies plan for nurse practitioners to fill doctor gap

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2789 (Published 21 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2789

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  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

The Indian government has no current plans to introduce nurse practitioners, Arun Kumar Panda, additional secretary at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has said.

Clarifying earlier reports in the media,1 Panda told The BMJ that allowing nurses to prescribe some drugs was simply one of many possible solutions that the government was considering to …

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