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International Nurses’ Day observed in Kma, Dmu
Correspondent/Staff Reporter KOHIMA, May 12 (NPN):
Published on 13 May. 2010 1:16 AM IST
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In Kohima International Nurses’ Day, organized by Trained Nurse Association of India, Kohima Local Branch was celebrated on the theme “Delivering quality ,serving communities: Nursing leading chronic care” at the Auditorium, Naga Hospital Authority Kohima with Alemtemshi Jamir, IAS, additional Chief secretary and Development Commissioner as the chief guest.
In his address Alemtemshi Jamir, lauded excellent nursing care which was provided by nurses and doctors of Naga hospital and asserted that nursing care that was given in Nagaland was one of the best in the world.
He also said there was a need to look and review nursing profession in modern context and stated that when people talked of modern context particularly Nagaland, at one time, people had the great concern to take care of people’s health. He also called upon nurses, medical profession, to re-think, restructure system of as to how far with state of health care could go into the process of development of the state. Earlier the function was chaired by Limasenla, President TNAI, Local Branch Kohima, lamp lighting by Kiyasetuonuo Solo, Nursing superintendent, NHAK, invocation prayer by Vitoni Rtd Asstt.
Nursing superintendent, introduction of the theme by Vikhono Yanthan, Jt director nursing, a quartet song was present by Nepolii, Intern and vote of thanks by R. Ayangla, general secretary TNAI, Local Branch Kohima, which was followed by entertainment was presented buy GNM Nursing students and nursing staff. Meanwhile, in Dimapur Trained Nurses’ Association of India (TNAI) local branch Dimapur observed International Nurses’ Day, the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale on the theme ‘Delivering quality, serving communities: Nurses leading Chronic care’ on Wednesday at Medical Fellowship Hall, District Hospital, Dimapur (DHD).
Theme speaker Dr. Tosole, assistant medical superintendent, DHD examined nursing as most calling profession, a profession which needed spirituality, duty, love, care and compassion and said the vocation would be irrelevant if not practiced with dedication.
Dr. Tosole said nursing practice being the very essence of primary health care deliver better health care services wherever people were found and encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings.
She said trend would continue in future and increasingly people will need the support that nurses could give them in accessing information and making good choices. On nurses leading the way in chronic care management, Dr. Tosole said nurses have to put more rededication to the call of serving humanity with compassion, love and care, must update knowledge and skill for better care of patients, shifting from the concept of hospital base patient care to home base treatment of chronically ill patients and use of modern technology where patients could be provided hospital facilities in a home environment.
On the occasion, a short skit was presented on the life of Florence Nightingale, a pioneer in nursing and on whose honour the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday.
The function started with invocation and special prayer for nurses by Rev. Mar, Chaplin, DHD.

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