Nurses are backbone of healthcare system: Dr Raina

PASIGHAT, Apr 13: Describing nurses as “the backbone of the healthcare system,” Joint Director of Health Services (Training & Research) Dr D Raina exhorted the first year ANM and GNM trainees of the Health Training & Research Centre (HTRC) here to be dedicated and disciplined during their training period.
“Nurses play a key role in the healthcare system and their services are vital for speedy recovery of patients,” Dr Raina said at the lamp-lighting and pledge-taking ceremony of the first-year students of the 47th batch of ANMs and the 4th batch of GNMs of the HTRC on Friday.
Dr Raina stressed on the importance of dress code for all the health staffers, including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other employees in hospitals and training institutes.
The joint director also stressed on cleanliness, and dwelt on the role of the faculty members (sister tutors) in guiding the trainee nurses.
Earlier, the medical superintendent of BPGH&TC, and Dr YR Darrang advised the nursing students to follow the path of Florence Nightingale, who dedicated her life to the service of humankind.
Principal of Government ANM School, HTRC, Bamin Yaje, and Matron Y Zirdo also spoke.
Earlier, sister tutor Neeliam Bangsia of the Government School of Nursing (GNM), HTRC, administered the Nightingale Pledge to the trainee nurses, while another sister tutor, Onam Yirang, highlighted the symbolical value of lamp-lighting as a tribute to Nightingale.
Doctors of BPGH, including District Leprosy Officer Dr Tarik Talom, District Tuberculosis Officer Dr Y Perme, Dr J Taloh, faculty members, and staff also attended the ceremony. (DIPRO)