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Pakistan

Web Desk
June 1, 2019

Stipend, allowances of federal nurses increased manifold

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sat, Jun 01, 2019

Islamabad: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Zafar Mirza on Saturday announced manifold increase in stipend and allowances of regular and student nurses.

In a landmark announcement made while addressing a gathering of nurses at PIMS hospital the minister said stipend of student nurses at the federal level has been enhanced from Rs. 6,860 to Rs. 20,000.

Mess/Ration allowance of Regular Nurses working in federal hospitals has been enhanced from Rs. 500 to Rs. 8,000 whereas Dress Allowance of Regular Nurses in federal hospitals has been increased from Rs. 500 to Rs. 3,100.

Effective from next fiscal year the increase will be applicable to all nurses working in four big hospitals of the federal capital.

Terming it as Eid gift from Prime Minister Imran Khan for the nurses, Dr. Zafar Mirza said the Prime Minister agreed to the proposal despite the current economic difficulties as his vision is to strengthen the nursing sector with a view to effecting transformation in quality of care in the health sector.

Nurses are performing their duties diligently and with utmost commitment despite challenges said Zafar Mirza adding that he strongly believed that their performance must be rewarded with due incentive.

This is only the beginning said the Mirza adding that there is much more that the Government would be doing to uplift this vital sector and accord it the importance it deserves.

It was a long standing demand of the nurses working in federal institutions that their stipends and allowances be enhanced to bring them at par with nurses in the provinces.