Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar:
A national-level conference on nursing care—first of its kind in Jammu and Kashmir—concluded here on Tuesday with the vow to improve nursing care in the state.
The two-day conference—Emerging Perspectives in Nursing Care—was organised at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Center by Department of Nursing Administration of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS).
The organizers said over 700 delegates from across India participated in the conference.
Governor Narinder Nath Vohra, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said around 24 lakh nurses are required to meet the shortage of nurses in India.
He said public should give due respect to the nursing professionals.
Minister of State for Health, Asiea Naqash, appreciated the role of nurses. She congratulated the organizers for holding the academic problem, which she said is “essential for upgrading the knowledge of nurses”.
Organizing Chairman and Medical Superintendent of the Institute, Dr Syed Amin Tabish, spoke about the issues healthcare delivery system faces globally.
He termed nursing as a “caring profession” and emphasized the need to observe the core values of the profession while providing the services to the patients.
He said there is a need to organize such conferences, seminars and workshops focusing on soft skill development and training of the nursing professionals to keep the pace with the knowledge explosion and technological advances.
Dr Tabish said nurses can exert ‘incredible impact’ on everyday life 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, he said.