A modern nursing training centre is set to be established in north-east Pakistan at a hospital named in honour of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President, Anadolu Agency reports.
The Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust in Muzaffargarh, located some 380 kilometres (236 miles) from Lahore, capital of the north-eastern Punjab province, was given as a gift by Turkiye to Pakistan. It began its operations in July 2014 with 60 beds, and later upped that significantly to 500.
Mohsin Naqvi, the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab, on Tuesday visited the hospital and announced the proposed establishment of the nursing centre.
“I am so pleased to see that the hospital has maintained its international standards over the years,” Naqvi told reporters.
He said the provincial government would establish various hospitals of similar standards across the province.
Apart from Muzaffargarh, the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust is currently running four hospitals on the outskirts of Lahore, and two major blood transfusion centres in the Multan and Bahawalpur districts of Punjab.