Nurses have the responsibility of monitoring the condition of the patients and administering medication/medicines at regular intervals. They assist doctors and help set up medical equipment in operation theatres and clinical laboratories. They also assist the doctors in telling the medical condition of patients. 1
Currently, nurses are not authorised to prescribe medicines in India. The government has recently introduced an amendment in the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill to allow nurse practitioners to prescribe medicines. The amendment has been cleared by the union cabinet, but has not come into force.
- Nursing Prospects, https://www.nhp.gov.in/nursing_pg