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40 female students complete nursing course in Nimroz

40 female students complete nursing course in Nimroz

Aug 26, 2015 - 17:03

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The first 40-member group of female students graduated from Nursing School in southwestern Nimroz province amid hopes that their work would bring down the mother-child mortality rate in the province.

Dr. Farid Ahmad Arab, acting head of Nimroz healthinfo-icon department, said majority of nurses who completed their educationinfo-icon belonged to remote districts and they would work in their home towns.

He said public health ministry needed more female nurses and midwives in districts and they played a key role in rendering health services to womeninfo-icon in far-flung areas.

The nursing course was funded by public health ministry and the US, which costs 40 million afghanis.

Zahra Kashani, a graduate, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “In my district there is one or two women who render health services. They can’t reach out to all women patients there.”

She said now three more nurses have been graduated from the school and by going to their district the services would witness positive change.

Nimroz Governor Eng. Mohammad Sami while speaking at the graduation ceremony, said: “By receiving your graduation certificate your work is not over. It has indeed started now and that is to serve your community.”

Women in far-flung areas, he said, needed their services the most.

According to health officials in Nimroz, mother mortality rate in the province have declined. Earlier, loss of five mothers in one month was registered, but now the figures have come down to one.

A public health ministry survey shows that 10 years back of every 100,000 women 1,600 died during delivery cases. The figures have now come down to 329 women per 100,000.



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