IMPHAL, May 12: Setting up of a Nursing College at JNIMS is under active consideration and it is the desire of the government to develop JNIMS into a centre of excellence.
This was stated by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh while speaking as the chief guest at the celebration of International Nurses Day 2016 at the auditorium of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) organized by the Trained Nurses’ Association of India (TNAI) Manipur Branch and Nurses’ Association, TNAI JNIMS Unit under the theme “Nurses: A force for change: Improving health systems’ resilience”.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that there is a great demand of trained nurses from Manipur in South East Asian countries and the Japanese Embassy had even asked to supply 15 thousand trained nurses from the State to work in Japan.
This is because the quality of our nurses who serve the patients with a kind and sympathetic heart and their sacrifice in the profession is widely appreciated, he added, he added.
Saying that the service of the nurses in the health care delivery is very important, he asserted that one should be proud of one’s job as far as one is doing it with sincerity and dignity.
Underlining the importance of cleanliness in the health care system, the CM assured of looking into the matter of reintroducing of providing Uniform Allowance and Risk Allowance to the nurses.
He also appealed to the nursing community to discharge their duty with a human touch without any disgust and hesitation.
Presiding over the function, Health & Family Welfare Minister D.K. Korungthang appreciated the role being played by the nurses in the health care delivery system and hoped that they will discharge their duty with sincerity.
He appealed to them not to discriminate the patients on the grounds of caste, creed, rural, urban or hill and valley.
As a part of the function, Nursing Advisors, Retired Nurses were felicitated. Best Overall Nurse Award, Prizes for National Cleanliness Day held at JNIMS etc were also distributed.
Director, JNIMS Prof. Deven Laishram, Medical Superintendent, JNIMS Prof. L. Ranbir, Joint Director Nursing, Medical Directorate, Governement of Manipur, Nursing Superintendent, JNIMS P. Landhoni Devi and president of TNAI Manipur Branch Th. Nandarani Devi were the guests of honour of the function.
International Nurses Day is celebrated every year all over the world on 12th May to commemorate the birth anniversary of the modern nursing founder Florence Nightingale- the Lady with the Lamp.