The government on Friday (March 31) said the number of nurses will be increased in the country to meet growing demand of specialised nurses.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque was speaking during his visit at a centre of 27th comprehensive examination for licensing of Diploma in Nursing Science and Midwifery, Diploma in Midwifery, and BSC in Nursing courses at Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in the capital on Friday.
He said the government had appointed 34,000 nurses in last ten years and will appoint more nurses gradually as the demand grows.
The minister said that government is planning to train nurses on different grounds.
"Currently, 85, 000 nurses are working in the country. Among them 45, 000 are working under the government and remaining nurses are in private category," he underscored this while talking to media while his visit.
BDST: 1451 HRS, MAR 31, 2023