Akhtar for converting RIHFW complex into nursing college

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‘Infrastructure of the institute must be put to optimal use’

TANGMARG: Minister of Education, Naeem Akhtar, Friday, said the Regional Institute of Health and Family Welfare (RIHFW) in Kunzer, Tangmarg, is an “ideal place” for establishing a nursing college.

Akhtar, who was on a tour of Tangmarg constituency made the announcement during an interaction with the staff of RIHFW, which was established in 2013 on 27 kanals of land.

“I will take up the matter (of converting the institute into a nursing college) with the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the Health Minister, Choudhary Lal Singh. The institute has fine infrastructure in a readymade state, which must be put to optimal use,” the Minister said.

The Minister said the healthcare across the world is facing severe shortage of manpower, particularly paramedical staff, and the institute will go a long way in addressing the problem of unemployment in the state.   

SM Kadri, Principal of RIHFW, briefed the Minister about the works carried out by the institute where over 1200 healthcare workers, doctors and others have got training in basic life support and stabilization techniques over the last two years.

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