SRINAGAR: Terming the nursing staff as heart and soul of healthcare system in Kashmir, Director Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of medical Sciences, Soura, Dr A G Ahangar said that the nursing staff in Kashmir has remained on the front line of healthcare.
Addressing the gathering of nurses at SKIMS auditorium at the world nurses day, Ahangar said that from the traditional responsibilities of swathing bandages and injecting needles, the job of nursing has now broadened to much more like advocacy, counselling and spreading knowledge and awareness among the community.
Paying rich tributes to Florence Nightingale, Ahangar said that she laid solid foundation for evidence based medicine that revolutionized the healthcare around the world. He also appreciated the SKIMS nursing staff for their significant contribution in patient management even in the toughest times like 90s, 2010 and during the uprising of last year.
Medical superintendent SKIMS, Dr Syed Amin while hailing the nurses for their tremendous patience said that the contribution of the nurses was tremendous.
“Nurses form an important part of health care providing hospital care to patients when even their attendant aren’t there. They spend years to perfect themselves so that they could provide quality of hospital treatment to patients,” he said.
Joint medical superintendent & in-charge nursing superintendent Dr. Farooq Jan said that SKIMS patient care system has come a long way and has shown resilience in every challenging situation and disastrous circumstances. “Our nursing staff provided rapid response during HINI epidemic, September 2014 floods and during the uprising of last year,” Jan said.