State level residential training

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 9: GNMs and ANMs from across the state are participating in a two-day state level residential training on ‘Baseline assessment for competency staff of GNMs and ANMs’ which began here on Tuesday.
During the programme, organized by the State Health Society, the GNMs and ANMs will receive training from a host of resource persons including MCH Nodal Officer Dr Tana Natung, Deputy Director (Nursing) Kijum Karga, and Arunachal State Nursing School Principal Boa Yanya Tao.
National Health Mission (NHM) State Programme Officer (Training), Dr T Taku, informed that if a trainee fails to secure 50 per cent marks during post-course evaluation, their training will be nullified. He requested the resource persons to guide the trainees “and polish them to be able to shine in their field of work.”
NHM Mission Director, Dr Tapasya Raghav, said that she observed “non-usage of partograph by nurses during her field visits,” and expressed disappointment over it.
Reminding the participants of the low ANC coverage in the state, Dr Raghav urged the nurses to “stress more on ANC.” She also insisted on “checking haemoglobin levels,” which she said was not being done at health facilities.
A daylong programme on ‘Gentamicin injection for ANMs’ will be held here on 11 January in continuation of the training.