GUWAHATI: The eight north-eastern states' branches of the Trained Nurses' Association of India (TNAI) will host its 77th national conference on January 30 and January 31 in Guwahati. The mega event of nursing professionals is likely to draw over 2,000 member nurse practitioners, teachers, researchers and administrators working in Central and State governments, military nursing, private corporate and voluntary sectors across the country.
The theme of the conference is 'Invest in Nursing for Global Health'. Many of the problems that nurses face today are understaffing in nursing hospitals and institutions, overburdening of nurses and lack of proper working conditions. These factors may compromise with managing the patients and may jeopardize patients' safety.
The national conference will discuss issues of nurses like low salary and unsatisfactory working conditions in private hospitals and nursing homes, introduction of NNMC Bill covering TNAI's recommendations, common registration for nurses across the country, adoption of MoHFW (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) nomenclature for nurses of all descriptions, uniform recruitment and promotional norms and establishment of nursing directorate in all states manned by nurses.
The formal inauguration ceremony of the national conference scheduled on January 30 which will be graced by Union Minister of AYUSH, Ports, Shipping & Waterway, Sarbananda Sonowal; Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta; Dr Anup Barman, Director of Medical Education; and other dignitaries. The valedictory ceremony scheduled on January 31 will be graced by Dr Numal Momnin, Deputy Speaker, Assam Legislative Assembly, Padma Shri Patricia Mukhim and other dignitaries.
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