Male nurses demand appointment without gender discrimination

Peshawar: All Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata Young Nursing Association demanded of the provincial government to announce proper service structure for male nursing staff working in the province.

Addressing at a news conference, at press club here on Monday, the association’s president, Arifullah said that nursing staff was providing healthcare services at various public sector hospitals without any proper service structure, due to which they are waited a long time for regularization.

Flanked by the association, vice president Waqas, information secretary, Ziaullah and other office bearers, he said the nursing has played pivotal role in provision best services in health sector, despite the fact, he said discrimination was continued with nursing staff, which is completely unjust. He asked the provincial government to announce a proper services structure for nursing as per constitution of the country.

He said it was need of  the hour to give due status to male nursing staff, like  nursing employees in private  health institutions. He demanded to immediately end gender-based discrimination.

A total of 4,500 male   nursing staff had been registered  in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which were  jobless, he informed and demanded the government to create vacancies for them on emergency basis.

Arifullah said the male nursing staff should be recruited at BHUs, RHC, THQs in the province. He said recruitment of male and female nurses should be made at various teaching hospitals on equal  basis. He demanded to conduct inquiry into alleged malpractices in recruitment process of nurses across the province.