1,000 nurses attend event

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The National, Monday November 4th, 2013

 PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill is expected to be in Mendi, Southern Highlands, today for the official opening of the Papua New Guinea Nursing Symposium.

The symposium starts today and ends on Friday.

More than 1,000 nurses arrived for the symposium and the Mendi General Hospital held an awareness programme.

Benedict Laba, chairman of PNG national nurses research symposium, said the main purpose of the symposium was to close the gap between the health sector, stakeholders and the public so there would be cooperation.

Laba, who is the branch president of Southern Highlands and Hela Nurses Association, said stakeholders in the province were invited to attend.

“Our theme is: ‘Closing the gap from evidence to action, nurses strengthen public private partnership through healthcare delivery’.

“No more isolation, we will work together,” Laba said.