KARACHI - Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah has said that nurses can provide creative and innovative solutions that can not only improve the health of their patients, but also provide solutions that can help in the development of health systems in communities and hospitals. Speaking at a seminar celebrating International Nurses Day at Agha Khan University here on Saturday, he said despite constraints and limitations in the resources available, not only financial but also human, nurses through their initiatives bring many changes in all the settings they work in. Unfortunately the tremendous efforts that nurses make towards society and the country are not recognised in the way they should be, he added. Qaim said that the success in improving the nursing profession in Pakistan rests ultimately with the people planning, implementing and delivering services. He emphasised that given the key role nurses will continue to play in healthcare settings, nowhere is strong leadership more important than in nursing. Each year on International Nurses Day, nurses across the globe celebrate the legacy of Florence Nightingale, founder of the modern nursing profession. This year, the theme, Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading Care Innovations, highlights the importance of improving the healthcare that the general public receives through continued innovation by nurses. The event featured an inaugural session, presentation of research papers related to nursing innovation and an afternoon session of poetry and theatrical performances by nurses.