Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said nursing education and training in Bangladesh will be upgraded to international standards as the country needs a large number of trained nurses.
The Prime Minister said this while addressing the 1st Graduation Ceremony of Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialised Hospital and Nursing College at Kashimpur in Gazipur on Wednesday (September 18).
Sheikh Hasina said, “Alongside foreign training, we are also taking measures so that its standing in the country could be upgraded to international one,”
“Now we need huge nurses. Besides, specialised and trained nurses will also be needed as we set up variously specialized (healthcare) institutes,” she added.
Terming the nursing a respectable profession, she said the profession was always neglected in the country. “I think service like nursing is the most respectable profession,” she said questioning which profession can be more respectable than serving an ailing person and standing beside the distressed humanity?
The Prime Minister urged the nursing graduates to utilize their acquired knowledge and experiences in serving the distressed humanity.
Sheikh Rehana and Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque were present at the stage.
Khairul Islam, a student of the 2014-15 academic session, spoke on behalf of the graduates.
Three graduates (BSc in Nursing) Rozina Jasmine, Kamrun Nahar and Rina Akter received Prime Minister Medals for their outstanding results.