It is felt that the time has come when the interests of the increasing number of trained nurses, health visitors, midwives, nurse, dais and trained dais and of their clientele should be protected and this can be best achieved by the registration and proper control of such nurses, health visitors, midwives, nurse, dais and trained dais. Moreover, registration in itself supplied an incentive to take training and thereby improves professional standards. It is accordingly proposed to enact measures on the lines of the law in force in Great Britain where there is a Council which deals with various questions relating to nurses, such as the training examination, registration, etc. of nurses and their removal from the register maintained under the authority of the Council. Provision also exists in the English Act forbidding any unregistered person from practicing nurse and also penalizing the use by an unregistered nurse of any title of name suggesting that such nurse is registered nurse.
The Madras Nurse and Midwives Act 1926, which is based on English Act, has already been passed into law, and a Bill for the Punjab has been made on the provisions of the English and Madras Acts”.