More nurses needed to improve healthcare sector: MC Dr. Saif.
KARACHI -- Metropolitn Commissioner Dr Syed Saif-ur-Rehman said that there is need for more nurses and improvement in midwifery to bring improvement in the healthcare sector. He expressed these views while speaking as a chief guest at the 2nd Metropolitan Nursing Awards Ceremony held in the KMC sports Complex on World Nursing Day on Thursday, said a statement. Dr. Syed Saif said the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has taken many measures to solve the problems faced by the nursing staff in hospitals. "We tried to bring as much improvement in this sector as we could and make the hospitals operational, " he added. He said nursing is considered basic part of health care in any country. The MC Dr Saif said that this profession received lot of respect and dignity all over the world and various plans were being executed to uplift the city's infrastructure and such works would provide considerable benefits to the citizens of Karachi. He said that the medical profession is not meant to examine academic qualification but those who are associated with this profession should have the feelings for humanity.
The KMC is taking measures for providing training to nurses besides promoting them in next grade, he added. Senior Director Coordination Masood Alam, Senior Director Medical and Health Services Dr Beerbal Gnani, Director Nursing government of Sindh Shabbir Jhatiyal, Controller Examinations Khair-un-Nisa and others also spoke on the occasion. Nurses also presented a tableau on the services provided by them in hospitals. A total of 45 nurses received the Metropolitan Nursing Award from different KMC hospitals and other hospitals in the city, including National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, National Institute of Child Diseases, Indus Hospital, trauma center Civil Hospital, Aga Khan hospital and other health institutions. Dr. Beerbal said that International Nurses Day is an international day celebrated around the world on May 12 of each year to mark the contributions nurses make to society.