JNMC Observes ‘International Nurses Day’ Celebrations
The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University today observed the ‘International Nurses Day’ celebrations in which Professor Tariq Mansoor, Principal, JNMC and Vice Chancellor designate attended the function as the Chief Guest, while renowned paediatrician Dr Hamida Tariq and Professor M Amanullah Khan, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, JNMC were the Guests of Honour.
On the occasion, Prof Tariq Mansoor said that he has high regards for the nursing profession. He added that treatment of patients is a team work, in which nurses have a very important role because they are a working link in between doctors and patients.
“JNMC is unique in a way that patients from lower economic strata can easily afford treatment here,” said Prof Mansoor adding that all members Medical College tirelessly work day and night for the betterment of college and hospital and for providing the best possible facilities to the patients. He also urged the JNMC nursing staff to be computer savvy.
Professor Mansoor also assured that the various demands of the nursing staff will be met as per University rules. He also pointed out that JNMC’s Nursing School will soon be established into a Nursing College.
Addressing the nurses, Dr Hamida Tariq said, “Nursing is one of the most exciting and in-demand careers in the world today, known globally for excellent wages and benefits both for the body and soul.
She added that doctors prescribe, but it is the work of nurses to carry out the instructions with love and care, which makes the difference to put the patients back on their feet. Dr Hamida further said that nurses are backbone of health-care and she urged the nurses to wear their title with pride as not many people are capable of doing, what nurses can do.
Paying rich tributes to Florence Nightingale, Dr Hamida said that Florence Nightingale was a great lady, who dedicated her entire life to serve humanity by virtue of her selfless and untiring devotion to her profession. She further urged the nursing staff to be proud of this noble profession and to try to do the best for patients and the hospital.
Professor Amanullah Khan said nursing profession is one of the noblest of professions, but at the same time it is very tiring and has longish duty hours. He added that nurses are there to have a constant vigil on the patient’s condition, which brings in a lot of responsibilities. He also added that it is the right time to establish a Nursing College.
Mr Basant C spoke on the works of Florence Nightingale, while Sister Ramya spoke on the importance of this day. Sister Farzana Parveen conducted the programme and Sister Indu Shukla proposed the vote thanks.
Sister Mumtaz Sultana, Sister Anney Curine, Sister Saba Anjum, Sister Imrana Parveen, Mr Anwar Ali, Mr Shahzad and Mr Ashiq Ali and nursing staff played an important role to make the programme successful. Meanwhile, prizes were distributed to winners of various competitions and Senior Nurses.
Professor Farida Ahmad, Principal Nursing School; Professor Harris M Khan, Superintendent, Medical College; Professor Shahid Siddiqui; Professor S A Azmi and Professor Farzana Beg also graced the occasion with their presence.