In accordance with the health policy of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, as many as 582 charge nurses have assumed their duty in Lahore General Hospital after their selection by Punjab Public Service Commission. The recruitment of these nurses has not only provided employment to hundreds of families but it would go a long way to enhance the standard of health care in the hospital.
Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute Prof. Ghiyas un Nabi Tayyab and MS LGH Dr. Ghulam Sabir told in this regard that nursing administration has been directed to arrange lectures for newly recruited nurses on daily basis to sensitize them about government health policies, infection control, campaign against dengue, polio and other diseases, discipline and humbleness with patients. He also said that educational documents of newly selected nurses would also be verified from their concerned educational boards at the earliest.
Prof. Ghiyas un Nabi Tayyab told that in the history of Pakistan, nurses have been recruited through Public Service Commission for the first time. This policy of Punjab government is aimed at elimination of culture of nepotism and recommendation and to uphold merit and transparency. He said that nurses play pivotal role in the process of recovery of patients and in our health care system, therefore, Punjab government has taken revolutionary steps towards the welfare and educational uplift of nurses. The professional allowance has recently been distributed Rs. 9000 per month among charge and head nurses which is a clear evidence of recognition of their services at government level, he added. The Principal said that now it is the responsibility of nurses and all concerned to work with dedication and devotion to help ailing humanity and to fulfill the expectations of government, masses, patients and their attendants. The principal hoped that newly joined nurses would prove to be a precious asset for LGH by virtue of their excellent performance, professional commitment and nice attitude.