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Institute of Nursing Education, Narangwal, Punjab
Narangwal (District Ludhiana)
Punjab, India

Institute of Nursing Education, Narangwal Punjab is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Institute of Nursing Education, Narangwal Punjab is Dr Sarbjeet Singh (98156-68600).

Institute of Nursing Education is situated in Narangwal of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Institute of Nursing Education, Narangwal Punjab are 98159-19955.


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Finally, nursing institute to see light of day

Even though it will be a dream come true after a long wait of 10 years for the National Institute of Nursing Education at the PGI to become a reality as the Union Health Minister, Mrs Sushma Swaraj, inaugurates it on March 28, yet staff shortage inadequate library and poor laboratory facilities still plague it.

The nursing staff is undoubtedly the backbone of any health institution, but not necessarily for the PGI administration, which these days is at its best to spruce only those parts of the Institute, which the Union Minister will be visiting on the day of the inauguration. “Despite our repeated requests to provide additional staff for running the institute smoothly, all that the authorities are interested in is to give a good show before the minister ,” lamented an official of the College of Nursing at the PGI.

Even though basic facilities like chairs for classrooms have not been provided, all that the authorities want is that they put up a good show to please the minister, point out PGI staff. Only some furniture has been bought for the hostel and the office of the Principal has been done up lavishly, as the minister would be visiting it for a few minutes, before she leaves to attend the convocation, for which she has been specially invited.

The College of Nursing at the PGI came into existence in 1968 with the help of the WHO. It was in 1975 that M.Sc (Nursing) was started in three specialities and doctorate in psychiatric nursing. Despite repeated requests for strengthening the staff position, it continues to function with 23 persons as against a requirement of almost 70.

Redtapism and bureaucratic hitches like approval by the governing body, the academic council, the finance committee and hoards of other such bodies has hampered the strengthening of facilities at the College of Nursing and once again the PGI is doing just the same.

Sushma opens building with cracks

No doubt the PGI presented a good show on the inauguration of the Rs 8 crore National Institute of Nursing Education(NINE) by the Union Health Minister, Mrs Sushma Swaraj, but the rooms having cracks, incomplete and leaking bathrooms and no water connection has added to the woes of the staff here, who were asked to shift in a haste in connection with the minister’s visit.

Even the 10-year-long wait for the institute to come up after it was granted approval by the Planning Commission in 1992 has proved futile as it has brought in more inconvenience to the faculty, staff and students studying here. “She was only taken to the office of the Principal and parts of the hostel while the fact is that ever since we have shifted here we have to walk almost 1km to reach the old office to drink water or use the toilet,” said a faculty member.

It may be recalled that after allegations regarding the sub-standard construction material two years ago, samples were collected by the investigating agencies. "It is true that there were such reports but we are still awaiting the report of the samples,” said PGI Director, Prof S.K. Sharma, in the presence of Mrs Swaraj.

The walls of room No. 125, 215, 311 and 125 have big cracks, bathroom fittings are missing and there is dampness. The faculty were asked to move in even if it meant placing all files and books on the floor as there are no almirahs or book racks. “The entire record of the institute has been lying on the floor of the hall as there are no almirahs to place them,” said a worried staff member.

The laboratories, library and hostel have still not been shifted. The institute was partially furnished minus water and toilets, say staff members.

We were not very keen to shift to the institute but the PGI authorities insisted that this has to be done come what may as the minister would inaugurate it ,” said one of the students .

No doubt the beautifully designed sprawling campus of the institute will possibly be the best in the country with facilities like hostels, open air theatre, gymnasium, laundry and health club . While 204 residential units have been constructed in the first phase, there is provision for the construction of another 106.

Nursing institute in reptilian dilemma

Snakes are causing all sorts of problems for students at the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), PGI, here. The institute’s staff is already fed up containing the ‘dangerous’ reptiles, which are spotted almost daily in the NINE premises. The Institute is looking for some expert to tackle the problem.

“Snakes have become a common feature in the institute. We are finding a snake almost daily here. But none of us knows how to tackle these snakes as we end up beating them with sticks to shoo them away”, says Ram Bahadur, a gardener at NINE. If not the gardener, it is the security staff deployed in the Institute that come up with various ways to deal with the snakes.

The Principal of NINE, Dr Inderjit Walia, says the problem is getting out of hands. “We are looking for some solution to tackle this constant menace. The girls are too scared to walk in the corridors and the problem is acute in the girls’ hostel with a number of big snakes in the adjoining ground,’’ she says, adding that they are exploring different options, including taking help from experts.

“We realise that we are encroaching upon the original habitats of the snake. Nevertheless, if the reptiles are scaring my students, I got to do something about it,’’ adds the Principal.

Parasitic ailments due to poor hygiene: study

It’s poor personal hygiene and unkempt surroundings that seem to be making the city’s periphery the breeding ground for parasitic diseases. As per a recent study conducted by the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), PGI, taking into account the sample women population of one of the better off villages — Dhanas Colony, the lack of clean and healthy personal habits has led to more than one-fourth of the women (26.79%) in the age group of 15 to 45 years to have tested positive for the presence of intestinal parasites.

What bothers the researchers more is that the respondents believe that intestinal paparstic infection (which includes presence of protozoa and several types of worms) is a children’s disease and adults are immune to it. Anaemic appearance and occasional abdominal discomfort too have been found to be common, but going unnoticed. “The adult’s neither accept that they are susceptible to worm infestation nor undergo deworming programmes,’’ adds the NINE research conducted on 224 women chosen randomly.

The researchers add that considering the better standards of Dhanas which has the facilities of clean drinking water, sanitary latrines, sewage disposal and a government dispensary, the situation in the other collonoies is likely to be much worse. “We have forwarded the findings of the report to the Health Department”, said Dr Inderjit Walia, Principal of NINE, while talking to The Tribune.

Parasitic infections are mainly transmitted by walking barefoot, drinking water and uncovered food. The study puts things in perspective as more than 68 per cent residents who tested positive had cracked and dirty feet and more than 38 per cent of them had cracked and dirty hands.

It was found that more than 78 per cent of those who tested positive never washed vegetables and 90 per cent did not washing fruits before consuming them.

The study suggests that the Health Department should educate people on health behaviour and practices. They have also recommended for provision of laboratory examination of stool to test for parasitic infections in the UT villages.

PGI nursing students stage dharna

Facing problem in obtaining their leaving certificates from PGI’s National Institute of Nursing Education, 40 nursing students today staged a dharna outside the office of the Director, Prof S.K. Sharma.

The students, accompanied by parents, complained that the B. Sc final year nursing students were not being given their leaving certificates, despite the fact that their course was over on June 30. They complained that after three years of their course, they had been asked to get their proficiency procedure column signed by their teachers.

They explained that due to late night and early morning duties, some of the students were unable to get the teachers’ signatures for proficiency procedures. “When we are being issued certificates with remarks that we lack in proficiency and still need to develop skills, will anybody give us jobs,” they quipped.

The students later met the Director, who asked them to get signatures on their proficiency procedures by Monday, after which they would be issued their relieving letters.

Single speciality training for nurses stressed

The Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof K.N. Pathak today stressed the need for single-speciality training for nurses as there was a growing demand for such staff in this era of super specialities.

Prof Pathak was speaking on the occasion of 29th convocation of the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) at the PGI. "With growing number of single-speciality hospitals, the demand for nurses trained in specialities like oncology, cardiology, orthopaedics and paediatrics is on the rise," he said.

He said with growing consumer awareness, it was imperative for nurses to know about all legal implications. This, he added, had become all the more important with the enactment of the Consumer Act and the MRTP Act.

“There is no denying the fact that the profession is losing respect due to lack of commitment and dedication or even proper training," he said. He said with revolutionary changes brought in by information technology, telemedicine and genomics, nurses would have to keep themselves abreast of the enormous expansion in the medical field.

Degrees were conferred on 186 graduates and 14 postgraduates. The PGI Director, Prof S.K. Sharma, was also present on the occasion.

The Principal, NINE, Dr Indarjit Walia, raised the demand of having separate nursing teachers, as this was essential for improving nursing education and research. She also stressed the need to have a network with other nursing colleges and organisations so as to keep teachers and students abreast of the latest curriculum teaching methods and research.

Detailing the future plans of the institute, she said WHO assistance would be sought for offering short-term nursing speciality courses. She added the institute would apply for getting recognition from the university for offering Ph.D in nursing, regulations for which have already been laid down.

The Basanti Rai Award for the year 2000 was given to Poonam Sharma, for the year 2001 to Vidya Devi and for the year 2002 to Saritha T. S.

GTBH karatekas bag 9 medals

The karatekas of the Defence and Attack Karate Association from the Institute of Nursing Education, Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Hospital, Model Town, reaped rich harvest in the fifth National Full Contact Karate Championship held at Kapurthala recently.

The girls of the institute bagged four gold, three silver and two bronze medals in the event in which more than 350 participants took part. The names of the medal winners are: (gold) — Sarabjit Kaur, Beant Kaur, Jasvir Kaur and Harpreet Kaur; (silver) — Manpreet Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur and Manvir Kaur; (bronze) — Sonika and Jiwanjot.

Sahil Verma, a student of Class V of Palam Vihar Central Model High School, Daad village, near here, won a gold medal.

Students allowed to appear for exam

Issuing notice of motion for September 16 on a petition filed by Bengal Institute of Nursing Education at Raikot, a Division Bench of the High Court yesterday directed that the students admitted to the institute shall be allowed to take the examinations provisionally.

The institute, in its petition taken up by the Bench, comprising Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice S.S. Grewal, had sought the quashing of orders dated August 12 whereby a decision was taken against allowing their students to appear in the examinations scheduled to be held in September 2002 as they had not completed minimum of 11 months’ training.

Untrained midwives posing health risk

More than 70 per cent midwives and traditional healers providing health services to over 16,500 residents of Dadu Majra are resorting to unhealthy practices, which warrants the immediate attention of Health authorities.

A study conducted by the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) at the PGI has stressed the need for initiating appropriate measures to keep a check on untrained midwives (traditional “dais”). It has also been found that in the absence of adequate qualified government doctors, people seek services of traditional healers like bone setters and others using herbs, oils and a variety of other concoctions.

There are only 35 per cent qualified MBBS doctors working in Dadu Majra, as the rest are either ayurvedic or registered medical practitioners, who are approached by socially and economically weaker sections of the society. “There is an urgent need to train the 73 per cent untrained midwives in Dadu Majra, so as to achieve the goal of National Population Policy-2000 of total deliveries by trained traditional birth attendants,” as recommended by the study.

Interestingly, it was seen that the 59 traditional and medico-religious healers had a lot of clientele in the colony. Another disturbing fact that came to light during the study was that pharmacists in government dispensaries, besides dispensing medicines, were seen examining patients and giving treatment in the absence of the doctor.

The large scale presence of quacks and traditional healers in the colony is justified by low literacy rate at 55 per cent and low monthly earning of most of the people, with some earning as low as Rs 500 a month. Taking advantage of these circumstances, majority of the traditional healers have established themselves in rural or semi-urban areas.

It was seen that quacks and traditional healers promised cure for everything, right from treating dislocations and sprains to infertility management and medicine for having a male child. A large section of residents of the colony seems to be having considerable faith in these therapies.

The study conducted by Ms Sarvjeet Kaur suggested the need for strengthening coordination and networking of local health functionaries with government medical services to bridge the gap between the two sectors. It was also felt that there was a need to strengthen health services in the suburbs of the city, where the majority of poor population was residing. An “anganwari” being run by the Department of Health and Family Welfare is also based in the colony.

NSS camp concludes

A 10-day NSS camp, organised by the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) at the PGI, concluded at Saharanpur village here today. Ms Gurkirpal Kaur, wife of the Dean Students Welfare (DSW), Panjab University, Prof Nirmal Singh, presided over the function.

The activities undertaken during the camp included preparation of nutritious food for village women, sanitation campaign, personal hygiene, maintenance campaign for children, adult education, health education campaign and health assessment camp. Special lectures on employment opportunities for youth, yoga and vermiculture were also organised.

Plays highlight of 2nd day at Youth Festival

The second day of the PU Zone B Youth Festival elicited a better response from the students with the morning session dominated by literary activities at the National Institute of Nursing Education, Sector 12, here today.

Teams from all eight colleges participated in the debate on ``In the opinion of the house, media is playing a destructive role in modern times’’. Participants emphasised their points of view for and against the topic vociferously and emphatically.

Later, the poem recitation contest also drew an enthusiastic response from the students who recited poetry by eminent poets of Hindi and Punjabi. The most popular among them were Batalvi and Javed Akhtar, among others.

The team from Government College, Sector 11, won the first position in the four-round quiz finals while the teams of GGDSD College, Sector 32, and that of Panjab University, Sector 14, were declared second and third, respectively. Earlier, of the nine teams, four were shortlisted for the finals. However, the plays in the afternoon session were the highlight of the day with the participants completely involved in their performance and characters.

“Ashwaththama Hattohatte”, adapted from Dr Dharamvir Bharti’s novel, “Andha Yug”, saw a professional performance by students of DAV College, Sector 10. With lavish sets, the play highlighted politics at play in the times of the Mahabharata and relevant even in today’s context. While the college won the first position, Anshuman Khurana who played the role of Ashwathama was declared the best actor.

The play titled “Manas Gatha” by students of SGGS College, Sector 26, centering on the material conquests of man during his lifetime and their futility in the face of death also won applause.

Based on the theme of demand for a male child and the suffering of a woman made to undergo numerous abortions, tackling the problem of female foeticide, students of NINE, Sector 12, presented “Natak Nahin” which won them the third position among seven plays staged in the contest.

The results of today’s contests are as follows: Poem recitation: Amanjot-NINE-PGI (1), Amanpreet Singh Maan-DAV College (2), Dushyant Arora-Government College-46 (3); Debate: Harleen Kaur-GGDSD College (1), Kumar Saurabh-Government College-46 (2), Karnjeet Singh Gill-SGGS College (3).

Youths urged to make use of employment cell

The Punjab Government has set up a special employment cell at Chandigarh which would provide guidance to educated youth, seeking jobs in foreign countries. The step was aimed at saving the youth from being exploited by unscrupulous travel agents.

This was announced by Punjab Minister for Local Bodies, Labour and Employment Choudhry Jagjit Singh while inaugurating a new burns unit at the Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Charitable Hospital (GTBH) and Institute of Nursing Education here today.

He asked the youth, desirous of taking up jobs overseas, to avail the services of the employment cell of the government and not to fall prey to the allurements of travel agents.

Lauding the medical services being provided to the weaker sections, by the GTBH, the minister observed that in the present scenario where specialised medical treatment was virtually going beyond the reach of the common people, such private and charitable medical institutions were the only ray of hope.

He made an appeal to other private health institutions to provide specialised medical care at an affordable cost.

He remarked that the institution was not only doing a great humanitarian task by bringing super specialised medical treatment within the reach of the masses, but it was also running a nursing college

He said that with rapid advances taking place in medical science, the availability of trained nurses and other para-medical staff, had assumed greater importance.

The minister announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh to the hospital from his discretionary fund.

Prominent among others present at the function were the City Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mr Paramjit Singh Sibia, Chairman, Improvement Trust, Ms Sushil Gupta, deputy Mayor, Mr Prithipal Singh Kapoor, Bakshi Mohinder Singh, President, GTBH Managing Committee, Dr Jaswant Singh, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Mr S.R. Kler, deputy Director, Local Government, Mr Sanjay Talwar, Mr Rajesh Jain Kala Navkar, Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu, all councillors, Diwan Jagdish Chander, Mr Surinder Pal Singh Bindra, Mr Rajinder Singh Basant, Dr R.S. Sodhi, Medical Superintendent of the hospital and Ms G.K. Walia, Principal of the nursing institute.

Fighting poverty with compassion

The theme of the ‘International Nurses Day for this year—Nurses Working with Poor, against Poverty—was chosen by World Health Organisation. The day is celebrated in the memory of Florence Nightingale, who founded the nursing profession by starting the first nursing training institute in England.

A function was organised to mark the International Nurses’ Day today at Mata Saraswati Institute of Nursing Education located opposite Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here. Dr S. N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, was the chief guest on the occasion and the function was presided over by Dr Parveen Dhall. Dr Shevender Kaur, Principal, welcomed the guests on the occasion.

A cultural programme was presented by the nursing institute students. The theme of the skit was based on the most deplorable practice of female foeticide. The students presented ‘jago’ a popular feature whereby the women dressed in finery go around the village with lighted lamps to invite other women for ‘ladies sangeet’. A colourful dandia from Gujarat was also presented on the occasion. A vote of thanks was presented by Mr Harpal Singh, Secretary of the institution.

This year the International Council of Nurses is aiming at increasing the awareness about the link between poverty and health. Good health is an important yardstick to measure a country’s social and economic development. Poverty and health are interlinked as poor health leads to poverty and poverty leads to poor health.

He said poverty had many dimensions. It may be defined as a human condition characterised by sustained deprivation of resources, capabilities, choices, security and power necessary for an adequate standard of living and other civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.

Some 1.2 billion persons do not have the basic necessities for leading a healthy life and as many as 24,000 persons, die of hunger daily.

Youth, unemployment and poverty form a vicious cycle contributing to higher levels of crime. Therefore, without good health it is difficult to escape from poverty. As health and poverty are interlinked with nurses, so the national nurses associations can work with policy makers and development groups to put health on the poverty agenda, This will involve an approach that views investment in health as beneficial to poverty reduction, he said.

The Trained Nurses Association and Students Nurses Association, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, also celebrated the International Nurses Day here today.

The celebration at CMCH was marked by the presence of poor patients who were the ultimate focus of the theme of this year’s nurses day. Students of nursing college presented a skit on precautionary measures to fight TB. They guided the general public against the myths associated with communicable diseases like TB. The nurses would also visit slums and make people over there aware of common diseases and distribute medicines free of cost.

Karatekas get black belts

The Defence and Attack Karate Association organised its black belt ceremony of karatekas on the campus of the Institute of Nursing Education, Guru Teg Bhadur Hospital, here today in which the black belts were awarded to Harjit Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur, Sonika, Sarabjit Kaur and Manpreet. While brown belts were awarded to Jasvir Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Sharanjit Kaur, Mandeep Kaur, Beant Kaur, Manvir Kaur, Balwinder and Jiwanjot.

Those who got the green 1 are: Gurpreet Gill, Kulwinder, Rajvir, Pardeep, Kamaljit, Maninder, Parninder and Gurpreet. On this occasion, the chief guests were Mr Bakshi Mohinder Singh, president, GTBH Trust, and Ms G.K. Walia, Principal of the institute.

During this function, karatekas of the institute demonstrated various martial arts techniques. The Best Demonstration Award — 2002 was won by Harpreet Kaur.

MoS for Health visits PGI

Union Minister of State for Health, Ms P. Lakshmi, visited the PGI here yesterday and took a round of the institute and the emergency ward. She talked to the patients and listened to their problems.

She also visited the National Institute of Nursing Education, besides going round ongoing projects of the PGI which were likely to be completed soon. She also addressed members of the faculty.

According to a press note issued from the PGI, she was satisfied at her visit and appreciated the contribution of the PGI in medical education, patient care and research. The PGI assured her that it would continue to provide quality patient care and quality medicines.

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