Tezpur, May 12: The Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), Sonitpur district branch on Saturday observed the International Nurses Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Florence Nightingale at the Baan Theatre premises, Tezpur with a view to create awareness among public about the role and responsibilities of nurses.
The programme was organized by nurses of LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Kanaklata Civil Hospital, Tezpur Medical College Hospital, Baptist Christian Hospital, Borgang Catholic Hospital, Ascent School of Nursing, Mangaldoi GNM and Golaghat GNM Training Centre.
The inaugural session was graced by Kishan Kumar Sarmah, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sonitpur, S. Vatchala Dinakaran, assistant general secretary, TNAI, New Delhi, Dr. AC Sarma, I/C Director, LGBRIMH, Tezpur, Sonaram Nath, president TNAI, Assam State Branch, Dr. A. Chatterjee, WHO SMO and others.
Paying tribute to nurses, ADC, Krishna Kumar Sarmah said that nurses played a key role in all medical institutions and were responsible for the welfare, safety and recovery of patients. They were the foundation and backbone of the society in terms of health service delivery, Sarmah added.
Theme of the day ‘Nurses-A Voice to Lead, Health is a Human Right’ was elaborated by the chief guest S. Vatchala Dinakaran, AGS, TNAI. She also emphasized the need for the maintenance of nurses’ health right.
The inaugural session was followed by scientific sessions, including scientific paper presentation and quiz competition led by Dr Nurnahar Ahmed. Around 500 faculty, nursing staff and student nurses participated in the programme.
Earlier, Dr A C Sarmah and Dr Arunjyoti Baruah also paid tribute to nurses.