All 44 nursing colleges in Punjab had been upgraded to schools on Tuesday in a growth that entails their graduates being awarded levels as an alternative of diplomas.
Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) permitted the up-gradation of nursing colleges to nursing faculties on the directives of Provincial Minister for Well being, Dr. Yasmin Rashid, and as per the imaginative and prescient of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.
The Minister for Well being mentioned that nurses will now have the ability to purchase Masters and Ph.D. levels and that no earlier authorities had taken such a momentous step for the welfare of nurses.
For the primary time in historical past, 500 male nurses have been recruited by the federal government. The Shahdra Nursing School has been reserved for the coaching of male nurses. Within the subsequent two years, one other 5 nursing faculties will probably be arrange.
Dr. Rashid declared that every one the graduating nurses will probably be awarded a BSc diploma that will probably be accepted everywhere in the world. Moreover, the variety of enrolments per yr will probably be elevated from 1,600 to 2,350 in an try to enhance the extent of the nursing occupation.
The Minister for Well being added,
Two midwifery colleges will probably be upgraded to midwifery faculties in Lahore and Chakwal. The advance in nursing and midwifery cadres was want of the hour. For the primary time, our authorities has employed 5,000 nurses together with male nurses. Now we have despatched a requisition to the Punjab Public Service Fee for the hiring of one other 1,700 new nurses, together with 10 per cent quota of male nurses. The Authorities of the Punjab is taking historic steps for enhancements in nursing. In hospital settings, the function of nurses is of crucial significance amongst employees.
She highlighted the efforts made by the incumbent authorities in reworking the nursing colleges into nursing faculties during the last two years, including that efforts are additionally being made to facilitate the Masters’ college students to proceed to PhDs at Aga Khan College.