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Bali offers scholarships for nursing, midwifery

  • Wasti Atmodjo

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Thu, October 30 2008   /  10:30 am

The Bali provincial administration has allocated Rp 4 billion (US$363,000) for 80 senior high school or vocational school graduates willing to pursue an education in nursing or midwifery. Ketut Kariyasa, head of the Provincial Legislative Council's (DPRD) Commission IV overseeing education and welfare, said the program was designed to prevent a possible shortage of able nurses and midwives in some of Bali's underdeveloped areas such as Karangasem and Buleleng regencies. According to Kariyasa, there has been a decline in the number of able nurses and midwives willing to work in underdeveloped areas, with most preferring to work in developed regions such as Denpasar municipality or Badung regency. "The data we've received show a worrying lack of proper nurses and midwives," Kariyasa said at the DPRD building Wednesday. "So you can say that this ...