Nursing students go without stipend

June 18, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The nursing students of Male School of Nursing, Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad have not been paid their monthly stipends for last three years despite the release of funds from government, sources told PPI on Thursday.

Sources on condition of anonymity said around 50 male nursing students of third year in School of Nursing Liaquatabad have been deprived of their stipends for last three years despite the release of funds from the provincial government. These students have been performing duties at different healthcare centres in day and night shifts but unfortunately not paid their stipends.

The provincial government had announced Rs6750 monthly stipend for each male nursing student but the students yet to receive it. Earlier, it was said that the students were not paid their stipends due to non-release of funds and concern official had lacked Drawing and Disbursing powers.

The sources informed the students had brought the issue into the notice of the administration and other high-ups on various occasions but to no avail.

The nursing diploma comprises on three year training and examination forms submission has also started which are to be held in October this year. However, the School of Nursing administration is still reluctant to pay stipends to students.

School of Nursing Liaquatabad’s Principal Enyatullah Khokhar when contacted said the students of third year could not open their bank accounts as yet despite several requests. He said the first and second year students have already got their accounts opened and are drawing their stipend but the third year students have as yet failed to do so.