LAHORE: On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, a 20-member team of nurses left for Turkey on Sunday in a bid to take specialisation training courses.

Director General of Nursing Ms Kausar Parveen and other staff saw off the delegation. She said that the delegation would stay in Turkey for one month during which they will get training in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), ICU, CCU, operation theatres and be taught ward management.

The training would be part of their specialisation. After their return, the trained nurses would perform duties in the specialised departments. The nursing DG said by deputing specialised nurses, the patient’s care and ward management services would further improve.

The delegation consists of 3 nurses from Lahore General Hospital (LGH) and 4 from Services Hospital. Their names are Fouzia Manzoor, Shanomeet, Sobia Haneef, Sehrish Arshid, Saba Kiran, Fahmida Abddul Ghafoor and Kiran Shahzadi.