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Majority of the Indian nurses who once came to Ireland in search of job are now leaving because of the workload

Dublin: According to NMBI report, until of 2017, 5,600 Indian nurses have registered to work in Ireland. Eight per cent of the 70,000 nurses registered with the NMBI have completed their studies in India and arrived in Ireland.

Only 59% of all nurses are trained in Ireland. Others are from UK (20%) and Philippians (6%).

The report notes that the flow of nurses and midwives to Ireland continues. Statistics show that only 30% of the newly registered nurses in 2017 were trained in Ireland. 33% of trainees are from outside the European Union and 37% are from EU countries. Since 2017, the flow of Indian nurses has been steadily increasing.

In 2017 alone, when 1545 non-EU foreign nurses arrived in Ireland, about a thousand of them were from India.

Figures for 2018 and the first quarter of 2019 are not included in the currently released figures by the NMBI. According to unofficial information, at least 1,500 nurses from India alone arrived in Ireland between 2018 and the first months of 2019.

In the last few months, about 500 nurses have been waiting to come to Ireland through direct interviews conducted in Kerala by HSE – controlled Trust Hospital managements.

NMBI documents also reveals that, Indians who have completed their studies in Ireland and nurses who came for working in Ireland, are interested in leaving. In 2017 alone, 125 Indian nurses sought permission from the NMBI to leave Ireland.

In 2018, hundreds of people, including Keralites, have applied again with the aim of going to countries including the US.

Even though nurses in rural areas are able to save a relatively good amount of money, they are looking to other foreign countries due to lack of facilities.

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