We nurses know where we stand in the chain…

7 Days in Dubai - - LIFE -

In re­sponse to Ar­mina (‘Are nurses tak­ing over the re­spon­si­bil­ity of doc­tors’), no dear, they are not. I am a nurse in my home coun­try but now work­ing in an air­line in­dus­try. I must say that nurses ask a lot of ques­tions from pa­tients be­cause it is part of our as­sess­ment. If we are too pushy and you might feel that you are not com­fort­able in dis­clos­ing per­sonal in­for­ma­tion to nurses, you have the right not to tell it, un­less a nurse needs that in­for­ma­tion. We are work­ing hand in hand with doc­tors but that doesn’t mean we will take over their med­i­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity to the pa­tients. Yes, some­times, we are do­ing ex­tra task not in­cluded in our job de­scrip­tion but we see to it that there is no over­lap­ping. We know our rights, es­pe­cially in this coun­try. We re­spect our doc­tors and our pa­tients and never will we let a pa­tient wait to see his doc­tor with­out any valid rea­son. I have been a pa­tient also wait­ing for my turn to be checked by my doc­tor. I hope this would give ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion to you but I must say that pa­tience is still a virtue. Love UAE Now th­ese in­creases could be deemed ac­cept­able if prop­er­ties had been im­proved, main­tained over the years. But alas it’s more a case of RERA al­low­ing such yearly hikes with no jus­ti­fi­ca­tion. Worse still pay­ment op­tions re­stricted to 1 or 4 cheques. Leav­ing most ten­ants un­able to rent prop­er­ties of a high value, or forced to share rooms and houses. When is this mad­ness go­ing to end? Can Expo 2020 re­ally be the an­swer to rental in­creases? And se­ri­ously what is wrong with a 12-cheque or monthly rental pol­icy for de­vel­op­ers? It safe­guards you against those ten­ants that ab­scond on quar­terly cheques. Or is it more a case that im­me­di­ate pay­ment re­lin­quishes re­spon­si­bil­ity for de­fects and li­a­bil­ity? EXPATDXB, Dubai

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