LAHORE: On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, a 20-member team of nurses left for Turkey on Sunday in a bid to take specialisation training courses.
Director General of Nursing Ms Kausar Parveen and other staff saw off the delegation. She said that the delegation would stay in Turkey for one month during which they will get training in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), ICU, CCU, operation theatres and be taught ward management.
The training would be part of their specialisation. After their return, the trained nurses would perform duties in the specialised departments. The nursing DG said by deputing specialised nurses, the patient’s care and ward management services would further improve.
The delegation consists of 3 nurses from Lahore General Hospital (LGH) and 4 from Services Hospital. Their names are Fouzia Manzoor, Shanomeet, Sobia Haneef, Sehrish Arshid, Saba Kiran, Fahmida Abddul Ghafoor and Kiran Shahzadi.
A special function was held in honour of the nurses going abroad at the LGH. LGH Nursing Superintendent Razia Bano advised them to concentrate on their training and performance at Turkey as they would be taken as the ambassadors of their country.
Chief Nursing Superintendent at Services Hospital Samina Yasmin saw off the nurses with best wishes, asking them to be focused and committed to the cause. The nurses displayed banners with slogans of Pak-Turk friendship.