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Concern over growth of fake nursing schools in Udalguri

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TANGLA: With the surge of a number of students opting for paramedical studies, there has been mushrooming growth of fake institutions across Udalguri district. Two such fake nursing institutes have grabbed everyone’s attention after the Assam Nursing Council in a report has listed one of them to be non-affiliated institute. According to reports, Neevadita Sevapeeth a Rangia-based nursing training institute with branches in Baihata Charali in Kamrup and Udalguri town, is not affiliated to either Assam Nursing Council or Indian Nursing Council. The director of the institute said, “We are registered as a society and we offer a diploma course auxiliary nursing which does not require such affiliation.” However, some students of the institute claimed that they were assured of government service during admission.

“Our head office is in Rangia and we offer short courses on Anatomy, Gynaecology and First Aid but regarding affiliation I am unaware,” said Bandan Das, staff of the Udalguri centre, while adding that the institute was running since the past three years and as many as 60-70 students were enrolled at present.

Another such institute, Nursing Training Centre, Tangla has come up in Tangla town. It is offering various paramedical courses, including ANM, GNM, Pharmacy and laboratory courses. Surprisingly, this institute is not registered under Assam Nursing Council or Indian Nursing Council.

On being contacted, the director of the institute who is from Rangia, said that the training centre was not authorized but claimed that process for its affiliation was underway.

“I came to know about such institutes from media reports but regarding their affiliation and authorization I do not have any information. But if we receive any written complaint, I will definitely enquire and act as per procedural norms,” said the Joint Director of Health and Services, Udalguri, Dr Tayebur Rahman. The Assam Nursing Council authorities could not be reached for comments.

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