Several trade union federations have called for countrywide protests on the two days. Meanwhile, PGI Nurses' Welfare Association, Nurses Union of AIIMS, New Delhi, and other nurses' unions are going to organise a protest rally at Jantar Mantar on February 27 to demand change in the nomenclature of nurses from sister grade 1 and sister grade 2 to senior nursing officer and nursing officer, respectively. Association president Lakhvinder Singh said men, too, were in the profession. “It seems awkward when people call men sisters,” he said.
The rally is also being organised to demand vacations and a non-practice allowance on the pattern of doctors. They are also demanding a higher pay scale for the merged cadre of ANS and DNS.