IF you pay attention to recent discussions about Pakistan’s nursing sector, you’re likely to come away feeling pessimistic.
Pakistan continues to have one of the world’s lowest ratios of nurses to population and the phenomenon of ‘brain drain’ means that we continue to lose some of our best nurses to the West. Steps to enhance nursing education, research and services are crucial to the government’s aspirations of achieving universal health coverage by 2030 and the good news is that a strategic shift is under way that suggests that there’s never been a better time to be a nurse in Pakistan.
Local, national and global nursing stakeholders are now coming together with one voice on one platform: a harbinger of systemic change. The first-ever Pakistan Nursing and Midwifery Summit saw the government align its vision with the global Nursing Now campaign goals, a campaign uniting the World Health Organisation, International Council of Nurses, several NGOs as well as nurses from around the world. read more
The Head Nurse Ms Gull was shifted to the intensive care unit of the hospital for treatment after the incident.
Her husband Mukhtar Masih later filed an application with the Gawalmandi Police Station against the senior medic, holding him responsible for the condition of his wife.
In his application, Masih alleged that the suspect used rough language while admonishing his wife over poor sanitation in a hospital ward which was the responsibility of sweepers and other employees.
He also claimed that her wife suffered brain hemorrhagic due to the rude behavior of her boss as he had also threatened her of departmental action. The senior doctor accused of misbehaviour, however, rejected the allegations, saying he had only questioned the nurse about sanitation on seeing dust in the ward and for showing carelessness.
Published in Dawn, March 22nd, 2019
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