Punjab government has planned to establish a separate wing for nurses in the health and family welfare department. Punjab health and family welfare minister Madan Mohan Mitttal said this on Friday.
Mittal was speaking during the inaugural ceremony of nursing exhibition on international nursing week at Rattan professional college, SAS Nagar.
He said during a national workshop held recently, Punjab and other states emphasised on establishing a separate wing for nurses, so that recruitment, promotions, work planning and management could be done on the same ground.
He said there would be a great boom in the nursing sector in coming years and the state government was also planning to gear up policies towards cancer-free programmes to make strong policies in favour of public. Nurses play a vital role in any health organisation and keeping in view their importance, state government would take initiative to facilitate them, said Mittal.
College chairman Sunder Lal Aggarwal said the management was always eager to provide international standard education to nursing students every year. During the programme, nursing advisor Inderjit Kaur Walia, administrator officer SM Khera, general secretary Deepak Gupta, assistant civil surgeon SL Aggarwal, were present on the occasion.