Nursing students deprived of six-month stipendSeptember 5, 2014
Karachi: The nursing students of Sindh province have been deprived their monthly stipends for last six months and no any budget is allocated to pay their stipends this year.
Focal Person Provincial Nurses Association (PNA) Sindh Ejaz Ahmed Kaleri said there are 20 Schools of Nursing have been established throughout Sindh province where hundreds of students are enrolled and they also performing their duties in different public hospitals.
He said female/ male nursing students have been deprived their monthly stipends for last six months as authorities concerned had not allocated fund for students’ stipend in annual budget this year. He said uncertainty prevails among nursing students due to the non-payment of their stipend.
He said high-ups of health department Sindh should take notice of the issue; otherwise, health delivery system might be affected.
He said hundreds of students have been deprived their stipend of Rs 860 per month. He informed that administration of Schools of Nursing have already forward summaries of stipend to secretary health. He hoped that students would get their stipend on earliest but feared the delay might affect healthcare delivery system in the province.