Bhopal:Wednesday, May 5 : The state government is considering to appoint pass-outs of private nursing colleges against 3 thousand vacant posts of nurses. This information was given by Minister of State for Public Health, Family Welfare, Health Education, AYUSH and Technical Education Shri Mahendra Hardia at a function held to mark International Midwife Day. The function was organised under the joint aegis of Society of Midwife India’s Bhopal unit and Pragyan Nursing College. At the function, ANMs putting in excellent work for checking mother and infant mortality rate were honoured. Project Director of Zaiqa Reproductive Health Dr. Yamagata Yachi was also present on the occasion.
MoS for Public Health Shri Mahendra Hardia said that the state government is committed to bringing down mother and infant mortality rate and for this it has launched Janani Express, Janani Sahyogi and Janani Surakhsha schemes. Now the government is establishing Newborn Child Intensive Care Units all over the state. He said that it is the top priority of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan that health services in the state are improved. Shri Hardia said that nurses are an important and integral factor in health services. The nursing staff is the indicator of the standard of a medical institution. In view of importance of nurses in bringing down mother and infant mortality rate, the state government is seriously considering to fill the vacant three thousand posts of nurses with pass-outs of private nursing colleges. He said that so far, such appointments were made from government nursing colleges alone. He said that the government is going to take a decision about this soon.
Speaking on the occasion, Project Director of Zaiqa Reproductive Health Dr. Yamagata Yachi said that duties of nurses is a challenging task. Nurses possess good qualities and their services can be utilised in a better way in a proper atmosphere. Dr. Oboli Gore, consultant Zaiqa Reproductive Health also spoke on the occasion.
Those honoured for commendable work in the field of mother and child welfare service included Smt. Sheela Singh of sub-health centre, Bineka, Obaidullahganj, Raisen, Smt. Baby Raja Chaurasia of primary health centre, Misrod, Sushri Sangeeta Joy Singh of Indira Gandhi Women’s Health Centre and Child Hospital, Bhopal, Smt. Mariamma Thomas of Sultania Ladies Hospital, Bhopal, Smt Gayatri Ahirwar of community health centre, Gandhi Nagar Bhopal, Smt. Parul Das of community ladies hospital, Bhopal, and Smt. T Nathnial of Sultania Ladies Hospital, Bhopal
Dr. Suneeta Laurence, consultant of Society of Midwives Bhopal unit was also present on the occasion. The function was conducted by Smt; Sija Binoy while Sushri Linju Sakaria proposed a vote of thanks.