B.Sc Nursing Programme Senate body for streamlining admission procedure


B.Sc Nursing Programme Senate body for streamlining admission procedure

 F.P. Report
ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Health Wednesday directed the Ministry of Health to scrutinize admissions/deputations given to charge nurses in the B.Sc Nursing Programme since 2006 to date at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College Karachi. The Committee meeting, presided over by Senator Abdul Razzak A. Thahim also directed to submit a detailed report to the Committee by the end of March in this regard. The committee discussed in detail the alleged unjust and discriminatory treatment meted out to some charge nurses in connection with granting admission/deputation for B.Sc Nursing Programme by the Executive/Deputy Director of Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi. The Committee directed the Ministry to chalk out a viable strategy in this regard. Regarding representation of Sindh in Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (JPMC), the Committee observed that Sindh should be given its due representation. Earlier, senior officials of JPMC informed the Committee about the procedure adopted for granting admission to the charge nurses in B.Sc Nursing Programme. It was informed that the grant of admission/deputation was meant to facilitate health care at JPMC. Moreover admission in the programme also helps in the career development and enhancement of qualification. It was also informed that Executive Director/Deputy Executive Director neither used any discretionary powers nor deviated from established rules while granting deputations. Minister for Health Mir Aijaz Hussain Jhakrani and Parliamentary Secretary for Health Miss Mehreen Bhutto in their statements said that all efforts would be made to ensure merit in the admission process and an inquiry would be conducted on complaints of the alleged violation. The minister said that the government fully realized the importance of the health sector and therefore a comprehensive health policy was being formulated to prioritize the areas that remained neglected during the past.


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