Director urges nurses to give more contribution on health progs

STAFF REPORTER IMPHAL, 7th May: Heath Director Dr K Rajo has said that the nursing profession is the humblest of all professions and the people involved in this field must contribute their mite in successful implementation of health programmes including health promotion, curative, rehabilitation, etc.
The Lamp Lighting, Capping and Oath-Taking ceremony of 19 students of Female Health Worker Training School, Lamphelpat was held at the conference hall of the school located at Lamphelpat on Monday.
Speaking as chief guest of the function, Health Director K Rajo said that the nursing profession is the humblest of all professions. The 19 students who have taken their oath will soon be applying and practicing their theoretical knowledge at community level and thus, this will mark as a pivotal moment in their professional journey, he added.
Stating that the level of FHW Training School which is under the Family Welfare Department of the state government has been upgraded to some extent, he said that 80 percent of the issue regarding pay has been resolved. He then urged for regularly keeping record of stipends to be paid to the students and for collective efforts in resolving and meeting the deficiencies faced by the school. “Let’s help the students taste the sweet fruit of success”, the director exhorted.
Dr K Rajo then went on to say that nurses must perform their duties without differentiating between caste, creed or religion. He urged the students to become good female health workers and work for the welfare of the people. The nursing profession is preferred everywhere and thus, nursing teachers must instill the students with a zeal for contributing more on health programmes such as health promotion, curative, rehabilitation, etc.
Delivering the key note address, FHW Training School principal K Sunita said that the Lamp Lighting ceremony signifies that the nurses are well versed in theoretical aspects of their profession and are now ready to put that knowledge into practice by serving the community. She said that the school is fortunate that the Department has been helping to resolve any problems that arise from time to time. She then appealed to the department to look into existing issues of the school like the lack of an official vehicle, major repair works of the school building, timely disbursement of stipends, etc.
During the ceremony, Family Welfare Services additional director Dr Md Salamatt Ullah; Health (Manpower and Development) additional director Dr P Shyamsunder; Medical Directorate joint director (Nursing) Vungzanem Valte and JNIMS nursing superintendent P Landhoni were also present as guests of honour. As part of the function, Manipur Nursing Council vice president Naorem Tangbi released a collection of ‘Solved previous papers’ on ‘Primary Health Care Nursing Paper III'. 

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