Aryans Institute of Nursing (AIN), Rajpura Near Chandigarh celebrated International Nursing Day under this year theme ” A Voice to Lead: A Vision for Future Healthcare “. Students and Staff of GNM, ANM & B. Sc. Nursing organized an oath ceremony on virtual platform focusing on the true value of nurses to the people of the world. Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group presided over the function.
Dr. Kataria while interacting with students said that nurses are at the forefront of fighting epidemics and pandemics, providing high quality and respectful treatment and care. Like doctors and other healthcare workers, nurses are continuously providing high quality care often working without a break. Nurses are often the only health professionals that people see in a crisis situation.
Kataria added that the COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the vital role that nurses play. Without nurses and other health workers, we will not win the battle against such outbreaks. Further, the demand for these paramedical courses has increased post Covid as the increase in number of patient with variety of diseases, has paved the way for Nursing Professional to provide better quality to human health care, he said.
On this occasion Mrs. Vijay Lakshmi, Vice Principle, Aryans Institute of Nursing addressed, motivated the students & said that Nurses are the most trusted healthcare professionals as they are with patients throughout the continuum of life. Nursing occupies the largest bulk of the health care force but the biggest challenge posed by this profession is staff shortage not only in India but the developed nation including Canada, US & more.
Mrs. Neha Sharma, HoD, Aryans Institute of Nursing said that Nurses account for more than half of all the world’s health workers, yet there is an urgent shortage of nurses worldwide. She made the student to pledge to protect the patient, follow the medical principles & to pass their life in purity and to practice their profession faithfully.
Ms. Sanskriti Rana, Faculty, Aryans Group & moderator of the event said that this Day, amid the horrific coronavirus pandemic, assumes great significance. Nurses are the backbone of the hospitals and clinics taking care of the millions of COVID-19 patients for months putting their lives at risk. International Nurses Day is a great opportunity to express our deep gratitude for them, she told.
To mark this day more special, a poster presentation competition was organised & students participated enthusiastically. Raveena Kaundal, First year, B.Sc Nursing bagged first, Pinky, 1st year, GNM and Amanpreet Kaur 2nd year GNM bagged second & Third position respectively. Winners & all participants were honoured.
It is to be mention that International Nurses Day is observed on May 12 every year. On that day in 1820, Florence Nightingale also known as known as the Lady with the Lamp, was born. She was an English nurse, a social reformer and a statistician who founded the key pillars of modern nursing. The faculty members including Ms Himanshi, Mrs Sapna, Ms Alisha, Ms Kulvir, Ms kavita were present.