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.