International Nurses Day Celebration

International Nurses Day Celebration

Nurses Day is a day to salute the contribution of nurses - Dr. Vijay Dhasmana

Various competitions organized at Himalayan College of Nursing and Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant and experts highlight the significance of the day for human health

At the Himalayan College of Nursing and Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant, various programs were organized on International Nurses Day. The kindness and professionalism of nurses make the world a better place, it was pointed out. Experts discussed the challenges in nursing services and measures to improve them. Dr. Vijay Dhasmana, President of Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU), stated that Nurses Day is a day to honor the contribution of nurses as miracle workers.

The theme for this year's Nurses Day is 'Our Nurses. Our Future. The economic power of care.' This theme has been chosen by ICN for International Nurses Day 2024 in recognition of the fact that healthy humans make a nation prosperous in countless ways, especially economically. Nursing is the bedrock of healthcare, although it is frequently undervalued by society and faced with financial challenges. But today it can be observed that the demand for nurses is huge, and they are valued for their service and highly paid world over.

Various activities were held at Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant throughout the week on Nurses Day, including quizzes, dances, speech competitions, and a cake-cutting ceremony.

Dr. Hemchandra Pandey, Director (Hospital Service), honored the chief guest Sister Pushpa Maya Rai with a memento.

Dr. Kathy, a nursing advisor, mentioned that nursing is like a mirror through which people can clearly observe patient love and care.

On this occasion, the Nursing Superintendent Reena Habil, and Deputy Nursing Superintendent Jaibunisha administered an oath to all nursing staff for serving humanity. Dr. Ashok Deorari, Dr. Hemchandra Pandey, Sadhana Mishra, and others were present on the occasion. Solomon Thapliyal, Kavita Naudiyal, Mahesh Saklani, Kajol Arora, and others contributed to the success of the event.

At the program held at Himalayan College of Nursing, Principal Dr. Sanchita Pugazandi mentioned that this day is celebrated in memory of Florence Nightingale who had pledged her life to the service of mankind.

10 nurses honored with Clinical Excellence Award
On this occasion 10 nurses were honored with the Clinical Excellence Award including Anuranjita Sharma, Deepika Pundir, Vidya Devi, Meenakshi Mamgain, Rajni, Prashant Shival, Ghanshyam Singh, Abdul Kalam, Rachel Shalini.

120 patients benefitted from the health camp
A health camp was organised in Doiwala, Kudkawala Urban Health and Training Center, by the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS) Community Medicine Department. The department head, Dr. Ashok Srivastava, stated that good health is everyone's right and the department is committed to making facilities accessible to all. Approximately 120 patients consulted specialists for non-communicable diseases, women's issues, pediatrics, orthopedics, dermatology, sexually transmitted diseases, dental issues, and ophthalmology. Dr. Vidisha Vallabh, Dr. Ruchi Juyal, Dr. Deepshikha, Dr. Chandra Pant, Dr. Mandeep Singh Gill, Dr. Shardul Rana, Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Dr. Shaifi Jindal, Dr. Deepti Nagrath, and Jyoti all contributed to the success of the initiative.

International Midwives Day observed at Himalayan College of Nursing, Jolly Grant

International Midwives Day observed at Himalayan College of Nursing, Jolly Grant

Speakers emphasized on the crucial role of midwives in healthcare

Various events were organized at the Himalayan College of Nursing (HCN), Jolly Grant on International Midwives Day. During this, speakers provided detailed information to nursing students on the role of midwives in healthcare.

A symposium was held in the auditorium of Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU) Jolly Grant's Nursing College. The chief guest, obstetrics, and gynaecology specialist Dr. Ruchira Nautiyal, addressed the nursing students, stating that midwives are healthcare professionals who assist in maintaining the health and safety of mothers and children before, during, and after childbirth. Dr. Sanchita Pugazhendi, Principal of HCN's Nursing College, mentioned that according to WHO, 9 million more nurses and midwives will be needed by 2030 for universal health coverage. She noted that the role of midwives in implementing national health programs, including safe motherhood, is commendable. International Midwives Day is celebrated worldwide each year to express gratitude towards these women. During this event, community health workers Geeta Krishali and Premlata shared their experiences. The event was also attended by Dr. Kanchan Bala, Dr. Kamli Prakash, Upma George, Reena Habil, Jaibunisha, Dr. Harleen Kaur, Eimon Chanu, Lakshmi Kumar, Atul, Shama Parveen and Poonam Yadav.

Additionally, the Literary Committee of Himalayan College of Nursing celebrated World Red Cross Day. During this event, students performed poems, speeches, and plays. The Principal Dr. Sanchita Pugazhendi mentioned that Nobel Peace Prize laureate Henry Dunant founded the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). May 8, 1828, marks Henry's birth, and this day is celebrated as Red Cross Day to spread his ideas worldwide. The World Red Cross Society is known for aiding people during food shortages, natural disasters, wars, and pandemics. Preeti Prabha, the chairperson of the Literary Committee, reported that 142 B.Sc nursing students participated in the event. Heena Negi and Anupama were also present at the occasion.

In its concerted Department of Adult Health Nursing, HCN, celebrated World Asthma Day focusing on the theme "Asthma Education Empowers." Dr. Rakhee Khanduri, Head of Pulmonary Department, SRHU delivered a special lecture. Discussions covered asthma's pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria, and medical management in an interactive session.

Empowering Care through Forensic Nursing: Insights from HCN Seminar

Empowering Care through Forensic Nursing: Insights from HCN Seminar

Himalayan College of Nursing, in collaboration with the Department of Forensic Medicine at Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, organized a seminar on 'Forensic Nurse: The Empowered Caregiver'. The guest speaker of honor, Dr. Srinivas, Director and Professor of Forensic Medicine at the University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, highlighted the crucial role of forensic nurses in bridging the gap between medical care and the legal system. Organizing Chair and Principal of HCN, Dr. Sanchita Pugazendi, provided an overview of the symposium, emphasizing the significant role of forensic nurses in evidence collection, crisis intervention management, and specialized medical care for patients experiencing physical and mental trauma. Forensic experts, Dr. Ashish Bhute from AIIMS, Rishikesh, and Dr. Pragya Tripathi from HIMS, discussed various techniques to assess and analyze both living and deceased persons. Dr. Grace Madonna Singh and Ms. Preeti Prabha from College of Nursing presented on consultation techniques and the various roles of forensic nurses. Organizing Secretary, Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sharma, warmly welcomed all participants and speakers, emphasizing the importance of forensic nurses in India. Co-Chairman Dr. Sanjoy Das, HCN Vice Principal Dr. Kamali Prakash, Dr. Kanchan Bala, and Mrs. Lakshmi Kumar were also present during the seminar.