Around 24 lakh nurses in India are required to meet the shortage: Vohra
Srinagar, Sep 13: National Conference on Emerging Perspectives in Nursing Care organized by department of Nursing Administration Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura, Srinagar Wednesday concluded at SKICC.
More than 700 delegates from all over India participated in the event, in which Governor N N Vohra was the chief guest.
During the speech, Vohra laid emphasis on training of nurses and Human Resource Development to meet the shortage of nurses.
He said that around 24 lakh nurses in India are required to meet the shortage.
Vohra also said that public should give due respect to the nursing professionals.
On the occasion, Minister of State for Health, Asiea Naqash appreciated the role of nurses and congratulated the Organizing Committee for organizing such a huge academic programme, which is essential for upgrading the knowledge of nurses.
The Chairman National Conference, Dr Syed Amin Tabish in his address deliberated on the issues facing the healthcare delivery system globally, nationally and at the state level.
He said that Nursing is a caring profession and emphasized the need to observe the core values of the profession while providing the services to the patients.
Dr Tabish also said that in order to keep the pace with the knowledge explosion and technological advances, there is a need to organize Conferences, Seminars and Workshops with focus on soft skill development and training so that nursing profession, keeps itself abreast with the scientific advances.
He also said that Nurses can exert incredible impact on the everyday lives of the people and their health. “Nurses can also contribute in much wider spheres of influence by applying their knowledge and skills to address broader issues affecting population health across communities, nations and globally,” the statement issued to KNS added.
The Chairman on this occasion released a book ‘Clinical Nursing Procedures’, written by Faculty of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh and Published by CBS publishers.
Around 50 research papers were presented by Nursing Scientists from AIIMS New Delhi, PGI Chandigarh, GIMPER, Pondicherry, ICMR and other top institutions of the India. There were also two panel discussions on the “Recent Advances in Nursing Practices and Nursing Education.”
The deliberations of the Conference were highly informative thought provoking and useful. Discussions focused around recent advances and future trends in nursing practice and nursing education. High quality research papers were presented that generated lot of debate.
This is a great initiative taken by Prof. Syed Amin Tabish who is Medical Superintendent and Head, Hospital Administration at SKIMS and an expert in Hospital & Health Services Management acknowledged globally as a great academician and brilliant administrator who has 400 research publications and is author of eight books on Health, Medicine and Medical education. (KNS)