Kharadar General Hospital School of Nursing enlightens the hope of realizing the dream of quality professional education for students living in low-income areas. Former President of Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) Prof. Afshan Nazly said that Pakistan needs 1 million nurses. He said that nursing is the backbone of the health system. Speaking on the occasion, the chairman of the hospital and pediatrician Prof. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo said that millions of lives are being lost due to maternal and child mortality, malnutrition and lack of hygiene.

Addressing the lamp lighting and oath-taking ceremony of Kharadar General Hospital (KGH) School of Nursing, well-known philanthropist and Chancellor of Institute of Business Management (IoBM) Muhammad Bashir Janmohammad said that only by training nurses health challenges can be overcome.

He said that Kharadar General Hospital School of Nursing is playing a practical role in the establishment of a healthy society by training highly professional nurses. Guest of Honor Leading Industrialist Tariq Ullah Sufi said that Nursing is a very prestigious and dignified field where there are bright prospects of professional development with the service of suffering humanity.

Manpower, equipped with health awareness can change this attitude. The Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr Khalid Iqbal said that Kharadar General Hospital has been working hard to save lives and improve the quality of life by providing quality medical services in low-income areas for the last 100 years. Today, Kharadar General Hospital is fulfilling its responsibility in society as an educational, training and research institution.

Principal Talat Parveen Shah, while congratulating the students for stepping into the field of nursing, said that you will fulfill the great duty of serving humanity by stepping into the most prestigious profession. Special awards were given to the hospital staff for their long service to the hospital. At the ceremony, 188 students lit traditional candles and took the oath of nursing.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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