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Pakistan’s nurses playing vital role on the frontlines despite shortage of healthcare professionals

12 May 2021

In Karachi, during the seminar at the Aga Khan University (AKU), Policymakers and academics said Pakistan’s nurses and midwives were playing a vital role on the frontlines of the third wave of coronavirus despite the ongoing shortage of healthcare professionals in the country. "Nurses have grown used to double shifts, no days off, and living at hospitals during the pandemic to keep the public safe," AKU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dean Professor Rozina Karmaliani, said. Professor Rafat Jan, associate Dean at AKU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, stated: "Empowering nurses and midwives to take the lead in patient care would expand the availability of affordable care."