Nurses demand continuation of three years diploma
KARACHI:President, Private Nursing Institutes Association of Pakistan (PNIAP) Qayyum Marwat urged the federal government to continue Diploma in Nursing (03 years Diploma Program) for sake of nursing profession and introduce Generic Nursing Education Program gradually in the country.
This he said while addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club along with Secretary General PNIAP James Waat, representatives of Young Nurses Association Abdul Wahid Rind, Nomi Bashir, Abdul Wajid Khan, Intazar Marri, Madam Garees and others.
Qayyum Marwat welcomed federal government step to develop nursing education and training on modern lines in the country through introducing Generic Nursing Education Program but he demanded to the President of Pakistan, Prime Minister, Federal Minister for Health and provisional health ministers to continue Diploma in Nursing (03 years Diploma Program), as well.
He said closure of the diploma will prove destructive of nursing profession as country lacks infrastructure to introduce Generic Nursing Education Program. He said Pakistan has been facing acute shortage of skilled nurses and Pakistan Nursing Council had registered only 95,000 nurses since the independence of this country. He said Pakistan needs 1.3million qualified and skilled nurses to overcome the shortage.
YNA leader Abdul Wahid Rind demanded of the federal and provisional governments to continue diploma in nursing program for the sake of nursing profession.
He urged the federal government to review this decision and take all stakeholders over this issue.