KU announced BA part-II supplementary results
Karachi, Jan 10: University of Karachi (KU) has announced the results of B.A. Part II and both Parts (Regular) Supplementary Examination-2008. According to the KU statistics 2110 candidates were registered, 1933 appeared and 899 of them passed the examination. The pass percentage was 46.66.
FUUAST extended form submission date
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST) has extended the date for the submission of examination forms for the LLB and LL.M. The forms could now be submitted from January 11 to 14, 2010 at Allied Bank, Baba-e-Urdu branch. The news
New institute of Nursing
Karachi: Chairman Higher Education Commission, Dr Javed R Laghari, has said that less than 5 per cent of youth, between the age group of 17 to 23, go to universities. The country needs to enhance such figures.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the newly-constructed building of the Institute of Nursing on Saturday at Ojha Campus of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), he said education particularly higher education was vital to the development of the country.
He believed that the qualified and trained nursing faculty was very important for every good medical institution.
Dr Laghari inaugurated the new facility that has been set up at a cost of Rs182 million with the help of HEC.
He said that HEC was committed to promote higher education in Pakistan and made huge investment in developing the infrastructure of universities. Scholarships have been provided to enhance the skill and qualification of faculty, in addition serious efforts are made to promote research in academic institutions, he said.
He congratulated Vice Chancellor DUHS Prof Masood Hameed Khan and his team on their progress. Prof Masood Hameed Khan, in his speech, said that nurses were considered a backbone of modern high quality healthcare system all over the world. "Increasing population and rapid development in medical sciences has increased the demand of qualified and skilled nurses."
The situation in Pakistan is quite serious, DUHS has established Institute of Nursing at the expense of Rs182 million.
The said institution will produce highly qualified and skilled nurses, having degrees of diploma, BSCN, MSCN and PhD to fulfil the demands of healthcare system in Pakistan.
Director Institute of Nursing, Dr Sharaf Ali Shah, said that nursing education was ignored in the country and there were only 14 nursing institutes offering undergraduate or graduate programmes while all other nursing schools offer only a 3-year diploma after matriculation.
Shah said, "Standard and quality of healthcare provided by any health facility is directly proportional to the knowledge and skills of its nursing staff. Nurses not only play vital role in provision of clinical care in the hospitals but their services are needed as a physician assistant to assist doctors in different tasks including surgical operations, infection control and others.
Nurses also provide counselling services to bring change in risky behaviours and promote safe behaviours in the community.
Nurses with advanced education in nursing, healthcare or business administration can become senior executives in organisations such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, community health centres, home care agencies, nursing colleges and professional associations.
In these positions, they are often responsible for large staffs, huge budgets, establishing standards for care or advocating public health policy and the role of nursing. Increasing population and rapid development in medical sciences has increased the demand of qualified and skilled nurses all over the world. The situation in Pakistan is quite serious."
In health department of government of Sindh, there are only 1,968 sanctioned posts of nurses out of which only 1,703 are filled. There are 8,253 sanctioned posts of doctors out of which 7,188 are filled.
"Unfortunately nursing education in Pakistan has remained ignored since the inception of Pakistan. Currently, only five colleges of nursing are offering diploma and degree programmes including public sector and private sector.
Every year 1,800-2,000 registered nurses, 1,200-1,300 midwives nurses and 300-400 lady health visitors are produced in Pakistan," he added. The nation
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