J P Nadda launches new Nurse Practitioner courses and â€˜Live Registerâ€™ for Nurses
He also emphasised that the Nursing Staff occupies important position in healthcare delivery and without them the desired results cannot be achieved.
“The role of the nursing staff can be compared equally to that of the doctors when we think of achieving the SDGs," Nadda said.
J P Nadda was speaking at the inauguration of Indian Nursing Council Office Complex, here on Monday.
Kirit P Solanki, Member of Parliament, Ganesh Singh, Member of Parliament, and Dileep Kumar, President, Indian Nursing Council were also present during the inaugural function.
Nadda launched two new Nurse Practitioner Courses, one in Critical Care and the other in Primary Healthcare. He also launched a web-based ‘Live Register’ for Nurses.
While laying stress on importance of adequate skill enhancement through appropriate training, Nadda stated that the training course for the nurses should be contextualised, so that they are imparted education and knowledge of the Indian healthcare landscape.
He also underscored the importance of informal education in addition to formal education, as it shall provide a holistic and rounded understanding of the various issues the nursed are required to deal with in their profession. The need for sensitisation towards laid down protocols in treatment should be made part of the curriculum, the Minister added.
The Health Minister stated that in harmony with the vision of the Hon. Prime Minister to “Skill India”, we also need to ponder on how the courses for skilling the nurses can be synced with the Skill India program.
Nadda termed the newly launched “Live Register” as path-breaking. Through the Live Register accurate data of active and registered nurses will be made available online. This will help the Government in better manpower planning and for making policy level decisions for the nursing professionals in India.
Nadda stated that this will help in rationalisation and optimum utilisation of manpower.
He further added that the government has given high priority for improving the Nursing and Midwifery cadre through skill development and continued professional development.
He said that the Government has undertaken major expansion of nursing and technical education leading to a three-fold increase in the numbers of nursing institutions and in the number of students passing out of these institutions.