Nursing care contributes to hospitals reputation, Pro Chancellor

By Alexander Chandy
Udupi Today Media Network


Manipal, 22 February 2018: “Nursing fraternity plays an important role in health care as they spend most of the time with the patients. Also, the reputation of any hospital depends a lot on the nursing care provided by the hospital,” said Dr H.S. Ballal, Pro Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education at the two-day International Conference on “Global Challenges in Health Care” organized by Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal at the Dr TMA Pai Auditorium last week-end, as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of MAHE.



“Patient demography is changing in this 21st century where lifestyle diseases like diabetes and hypertension are increasing. They are the silent killers that could be prevented or delayed. In our country, private sectors play an important role in health care delivery. Along with the advances in technology, the cost of health care has also increased enormously. It is imperative therefore, that we provide adequate health care to the rural population,” Dr Ballal said.


Dr Judith A Noronha, Associate Dean, welcomed the gathering, Dr. Elsa Sanatombi Devi gave an overview of the Conference, Dr Jyothi Chakrabarty delivered the vote of thanks. A total of 228 delegates from national and international academia and clinical fraternity participated in the conference. The conference received a large number of research papers for presentations, of which three best oral papers and posters were awarded.  Two textbooks in Pediatric, Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing.


An oration on, “Challenges in current leadership” was deliberated by Dr Jothi Clara J Micheal, Chief Clinical Governance Officer, Kauvery Hospital Group (Corporate), in memory of the founder Dean, Late Prof. PP Bhanumathi.  Dr. Assuma Beevi TM, Joint Director, MIMS Academy, Principal, MIMS College of Nursing, Kozhikode gave an oration in memory of late Dr Aparna Bhaduri, (PG coordinator) on, “Advances and Challenges in Research and Development in India”.


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