Saturday March 24, 2018

India: Highest source for nurses in Britain

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London: Amid some recent concerns over Indian health professionals facing discrimination in western countries, a recent report shows that India was the source of the largest number of nurses recruited from non-European Union countries into Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) between the years 2009-2015.

According to a report released by the Migration Advisory Committee(MAC) of Home Offices, nurses from India and Philippines tend to have better English skills which make them preferable for the service.

Recently, The British Association of Physicians of Indian origin had expressed concern over Indian and other non-Eu health professionals facing discrimination in the NHS.

A total of 6138 Indian nurses were recruited between the years 2009 and 2015 who amount for 37% of Non-EU nurses employed by NHS trusts. Philippines, Nigeria, Nepal and Australia are other countries which took place in the top five sources of recruitment.

David Metcalf, Chairman of MAC says, “There is no good reason why the supply of nurses cannot be sourced domestically. There seems to be an automatic presumption that non-EEA skilled migration provides the health and care sector with a ‘Get out of Jail Free’ card” blaming the health sector itself for the shortage of nurses.

MAC had previously discovered that non-EU nurses were being paid £6,000 less than equivalent UK nurses on an average.

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Acer launches new gaming desktop in India

Taiwanese hardware and electronics brand Acer on Wednesday launched its "Predator Orion 9000" gaming desktop in India

Acer releases new desktop in india. IANS

Taiwanese hardware and electronics brand Acer on Wednesday launched its “Predator Orion 9000” gaming desktop in India. Starting at Rs 319,999, the gaming desktop features powerful Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processors with up to 18 cores and 36 threads and up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics cards, the company said in a statement. It is the first gaming desktop with Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Processor and Optane Memory to be available in India, the statement added.

It is a laptop made exclusively for gaming. Pixabay

“We are thrilled to welcome to our gaming arsenal the iconic ‘Predator Orion 9000’ gaming desktop,” said Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India. The gaming desktop also features liquid cooling and Acer’s IceTunnel 2.0 to keep the temperature down while the game heats up.

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IceTunnel 2.0 is an advanced airflow management solution that separates the system into several thermal zones, each with an individual airflow tunnel to expel heat, the statement added.

“With the launch of this, we have moved a step closer to our commitment of delivering the best gaming products for gamers at every level,” Panigrahi said. The “Predator Orion 9000” is available at select Croma stores and Acer Exclusive stores. IANS

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