LAHORE: Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmad Shah has said the Health Department is ready for joint ventures with the private sector in the nursing sector.
Speaking at a ceremony at the Shalimar Postgraduate Nursing College on Thursday, Shah said that nursing schools would be upgraded to degree colleges. He praised the nursing college for its education and training standards.
He said the Punjab government would set up high standard education institutions for nurses. He said that every district would have a nursing degree college in the next few years. He said that nurses would be given education and training of international standard.
Shah said that Pakistan was facing a shortage of trained nurses. He said the Health Department was working in collaboration with the Pakistan Nursing Council to improve education and training standard of nursing institutions. He said that advancement of the medical science had changed the nursing sector. He said there was a need to produce qualified nurses.
Shalimar Trust Hospital chairman Chaudhry Ahmad Saeed, Brig Anees Ahmad and Shalimar Nursing College Dean Hadja Camra Po Hadjirul-Brown also attended the ceremony.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 9th, 2016.
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