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Table 1 Shortage of staff nurses at PHCs and CHCs in Bihar and Gujarat, 2011

From: The influence of training programs on career aspirations: evidence from a cross-sectional study of nursing students in India

  Gujarat Bihar
A Number of functioning PHCs 1 123 1 863
B Number of functioning CHCs 305 70
C Staff nurses requireda 7 542 8 152
D Sanctioned positionsb 4 058 1 662
E Gap (C − D) 3 484 6 490
F Staff nurses in position 2 705 1 736
G Vacant positions (D − F) 1 353 −74
H Shortage (C − F) 4 837 6 416
  1. Source: Rural Health Statistics, 2011 [23]
  2. aRequired = (4 * A) + (10 * B)
  3. bFor Bihar, sanctioned data from 2009 is used