Manipuri nurses to be trained in Japan

IMPHAL, 5th Dec: Graduate nurses of the state will be selected for training in ‘functional recovery care’, which is a special technique to take care of people suffering from dementia and other bed-ridden patients, at Japan.
Professor Takahito Takeuchi (PhD, MD) of Graduate school of International University of Health and Welfare, Japan interacted with the teachers and students of College of Nursing instituted under Medical Directorate on Wednesday.
Speaking to media persons, Takahito Takeuchi informed that ‘functional recovery care’ is a unique technique used in diagnosis and caring of people suffering from dementia and other bed-ridden patients.
He stated that graduate students from Manipur who have completed graduation in nursing will be selected and taken to Japan for training in this unique care method. The students will be selected based on their performance and merit, he added.
The professor continued that the training is to be conducted with the objective to fully equip the nurses in this particular care method so that when the nurses are fully trained and returned to Manipur, they can start applying the technique by utilising their knowledge and skills in caring patients of the state.
While declaring that the International University of Health and Welfare, Japan choose the College of Nursing when they look out for the best nursing college in the entire north east, Principal of College of Nursing Prof M Kumudini informed that they visited the institute on Wednesday for interacting with teachers and students and to select graduate nurses of the college for training in ‘functional recovery care’ at Japan.
She continued that training for the specialised care will be imparted at old age homes in Japan with practice for a period of five years. They will be taught Japanese language prior to the training, she added.
Kumudini disclosed that about 15 nurses from the state are likely to get selected for the training, while assuring that she will approach the state government and central government to sort out ways for sponsorship for the said training.

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