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The Rising Indian Migration Curve

August 27, 2021Neetha

Global shortage: is there enough nursing staff?

Migration is the latest search word in vogue. It is the most preferred option by a mass of Indian nurses. The numbers are rising in an alarming state. The global shortage grew higher with the pandemic. Healthcare systems everywhere are in huge need. The scarcity of healthcare staff is growing. It is getting out of hand as the pandemic is highly demanding. Consequently, working hours have been extended everywhere. Nursing professionals are on the run.

India is a country that constantly contributes to the numbers. The number of migrating nurses is high. It is a constantly evolving graph. The mobility of the immigration slows with higher covid cases. But when that comes down, the process booms. This has been the trend ever since the first wave.

Migration: Indian Nurses Scattered

Indian nursing graduates are to be found all around the world. They are scattered all around the globe in high numbers. Immigration is a key growth factor in the healthcare sector. It is with this key that countries solve their high demand issues. Higher job opportunities lure nurses to these countries. Hence, Indian nurses are working in plenty broad.

Indian nurses prefer popular places like the UK and Canada. The number of Indian nurses relocated is high. Many countries are in search of skilled workers. The immigrants report a satisfactory life abroad. They are happier working there than in their homeland. Thanks to better work and living conditions. In fact, working condition is one reason they do not return home.

In major countries the presence of Indian nurses is visible. They are happy and content with work. Other countries prefer Indian nurses for their work too. They hence encourage a wide-scale migration as well. Indian nurses have taken this opportunity to fly to their dreams. They are hence, everywhere across the globe.

Migration: Growing Indian Adversities

Indian nurses immigrating in large numbers have caused adversities. In India, a large-scaled scarcity has been born. This is one of the side effects of nurses’ immigration. Other countries receive their staff requirements. India lacks the staff as this occurs. Here, the rising need is not met. Staffing in the medical sector is affected adversely.

A huge number of nursing graduates pass out each year. However, only a smaller number prefers to stay. Rest is oriented in working abroad. Indian healthcare is undergoing a scarcity too. Immigration is the major reason for this. India is supplying large amounts of nurses. But here we are short of staff. Yet India’s migration policy is liberal and encouraging. Even the medical educational infrastructure has grown. This has given rise to more healthcare professionals. Yet India is facing a nursing staff shortage during pandemic times.

India is one of the biggest suppliers of staffing resources. When it comes to nursing, India tops the table. However, the adverse scarcity borne out of it is growing now. India needs to pay more attention to retaining enough staffing here. Indian nurses nurture their dream of immigration. This is one of the major reasons why most of them opt for the profession as well.

Migration: Lesser Chances of Returning

The chances of Indian nurses abroad, returning is thin. Working conditions and better pay always hold them back. This is why they prefer to rather visit. They settle down abroad. Then they relocate their families as well. Hence, it is an overall relocation that follows.

Indian nursing staff who prefer homeland services are low. It is declining and outmigration is growing. Nurses are always on the search for greener pastures. Most of the global countries welcome them with equal warmth. The benefits and perks that follow are satisfactory. Hence, nurses who went from India, never return. They only make occasional quick homely visits.

In short, immigration is hence a major process India is involved in. But the adverse effects it is having is growing. Global staff shortage is finding a solution. Yet that is at the cost of shortage in India. Nursing staff and migration go hand in hand. They prefer the process and is ready to wait. They fly away once they land a job abroad.

After the initial struggles, Indian nurses build their homes abroad. This often relocates them. They choose to remain where there’s balance. The lifestyle and living conditions add-in.

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