GUWAHATI, Oct 25 - “It is an established norm that the nurses form the backbone of a hospital. But, nursing is not just the backbone of a hospital but the tiara that adorns the head. An embodiment of pride and prestige, a perfect combination of clinical acumen and emotional intelligence,” said Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi at the graduation day of the Asian Institute of Nursing Education held at the Convention and Training Centre, PWD, in the city today.
Addressing the students, the Governor urged that proper focus needs to be given for creating transformational leadership capacity of the nurses and they should be prepared for any eventualities so that the nursing fraternity can serve mankind in will and woe. Nurses need to know how they can be part of the solution to achieve better patient outcomes and also to prevent disease, provide care management to an ageing, sicker and more diverse population.
Prof Mukhi said, ‘Healthcare today is at a tipping point. We are witnessing a revolution with increased disease burden, technology taking the centrestage, insurance boom, growing consumerism, increased patient literacy, proliferation of public private partnership, corporatisation of healthcare, media attention, increasing litigation, a present and impending manpower crisis and the struggles of delivering safe healthcare in this continuously evolving ecosystem. Nurses continue with their commitment of being on the forefront of the changing healthcare landscape.”
The Governor further said that the growing attrition and reduced enrolment rates will cripple healthcare system and urgent strategies need to be deployed. Students should be brought into the profession and retain them by creating a healthy and nurturing milieu where they have abundant opportunities to learn and grow.
The Governor said the nurses are the torchbearers, forerunners, crusaders and creators of change. The tender, loving care they deliver is the magic that inspires hope, warmth and a sense of ease in the patients. He hailed the Asian Institute of Nursing Education for preparing the students in a holistic manner and giving them opportunities for personal, social and intellectual development to make them strong healthcare professionals.
The graduation day was also attended by the Principal of Asian Institute of Nursing Education Dr Unmona B Saikia, CMD of GNRC Hospital Ltd Dr NC Borah, Chairman Management Council, AINE, Jatin Hazarika, along with a host of other dignitaries.