International Nurses Day is being observed today. The purpose of observing this day is to acknowledge the role and importance of nurses in Health sector. According to a report of World Health Organization, America has maximum number of nurses in the world.
In Pakistan, nurses are facing very critical situation.
They are not getting sufficient salaries and other benefits. According to Economic Survey of Pakistan, there are 62 thousand and 651 nurses in Pakistan.
International standard is one nurse for two beds while in Pakistan; there are just 5 nurses for the population of 10 thousand. This situation is very alarming and persuades to take immediate action to improve the situation of this important pillar of health sector.