Nurse costume party for Black Nurse costume parties is in full swing, with the demand for neonatal costume parties on the rise.
The demand for costumes for Black nurses and neonatal nurse salaries has increased significantly since January, when Black nurses in India received an annual salary of Rs 12,000 and neonatals received Rs 3,000 a month.
Black nurses and their families have been facing challenges in the wake of the pandemics.
The country has recorded around 4,000 deaths due to the coronavirus so far, of which 2,937 deaths were due to complications.
This number has risen by over 3,500 since January.
However, the demand of Black nurses has remained constant.
“There is a demand for Black nurse costumes in India as there are some challenges that are faced by Black nurses,” a senior medical doctor and an associate professor at IIT-Kanpur told The Hindu.
“They do not have access to proper facilities, especially at home, and also are often paid very low salaries for their work.
We have seen a rise in demand for these costumes.
We need to provide them with proper facilities for their costumes.”
A recent survey conducted by a leading Indian hospital group found that Black nurses have been earning Rs 2,000 per month.
“The demand for nurse costumes is on the increase and we are also seeing increased demand from hospitals across the country,” a spokesperson for a private nursing home told The Times of India.
The demand of nurses has risen in the past few months.
“Black nurses are more concerned about getting money from their employer for their costume parties than other jobs,” a healthcare worker told The Indian Express.
“It is a little tough because we do not know how much money is needed to pay for costumes, but we have seen some of our colleagues earning Rs 10,000.”
We do not want our families to be financially deprived, so we dress up for Black Nurses costumes every year,” said another worker.