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Nurses have immense importance in health reform agenda of govt: Zafar

Nurses have immense importance in health reform agenda of govt: Zafar
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant on National Health Services Zafar Mirza has said that the nurses have immense importance in health reform agenda of the current government. Addressing a ceremony in connection with International Nurses Day in on Tuesday, the special assistant said that the government is devising developmental program for nurses across the country. He also maintained that importance of nursing profession has multiplied manifold due to ongoing fight with the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Zafar Mirza said the Pakistan Nursing Council stands committed to improvement in education and training of nurses, securing job creations, workplace safety and further respect for the profession. He stressed the need for upgradation of nursing educational institutions to ensure quality education. On the other hand, International Nurses Day is being observed today (12 May, 2020) with an aim to mark the nurses' contribution towards people's health. The theme for this year is "Nursing the World to Health". Nurses are at the forefront of fighting epidemics and pandemics, providing high quality and respectful treatment and care. The Covid-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the vital role nurses play. Without nurses and other health workers, we will not win the battle against outbreak, we will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals or universal health coverage.