International Nurses Day was observed on the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) on Saturday. The theme this year is ‘Closing the gap: From Evidence to Action’. The celebrations were inaugurated by PGIMER Director Y K Chawla.
In his inaugural speech Chawla motivated the nurses to follow the path of Nightingale and advised the nurses on specialisation of care.
He also encouraged the nurses to participate in continuing medical education held at the hospital to enhance and update their knowledge on ways to improve patient care services at the hospital.
The theme was introduced by Nursing Superintendent Jaspal Kaur. In our quest for quality and access to healthcare we must constantly strive to use evidence-based approaches to nursing services, Kaur said.
Prof Anil Gupta,Medical Superintendent,emphasised that National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) and Nursing Administration in the Hospital should collaborate academically to update the knowledge regarding patient care services.
Various educational activities including,symposiums,best -emergency competition,poster-making contest,health teachings will be organised at the hospital to mark the celebrations.