The Chinese capital Beijing plans to train 2,500 more nurses for urban
communities and rural villages in the next two years to have every 2,000
residents cared by a community nurse by 2008, according to municipal health
city issued on Sunday qualifications for another 1,743 community nurses who had
passed both theory and skill exams after training organized by local heath
authorities, bringing the number of its qualified community nurses to 5,500.
The community nurses will work in health service centers or hospitals for
urban communities or rural villages, said a spokesman with the Beijing Municipal
With a population of 15 million, Beijing is the first in the country to
conduct organized training for community nurses, according to the bureau.