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Nurses Day Celebration 2016 in IMA

TNAI Celebrates Nurses’ Day Jointly with IMA & Heart Care Foundation of India

For the first time ever, TNAI celebrated International Nurses’ Day (IND) in collaboration with Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Heart Care Foundation of India on 13th May 2016 at Russian Culture Centre, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi. This was attended by more than 200 nurses and doctors from various Institutions from Delhi, Haryana and NCR.

The programme began with invocation song by the nursing students from College of Nursing, St. Stephen’s Hospital, New Delhi. Dr. S.S. Aggarwal, National President IMA read out the welcome address after which TNAI President, Mrs. Anita Deodhar welcomed the gathering and explained the importance of Nurses’ day celebration. As part of traditional culture the dignitaries on the dais lighted the lamp.

The gathering gave a heartfelt tribute to the lady with the Lamp. Mrs. Sanghamitra Sawant, Assistant Secretary General, TNAI outlined the eventful life of Florence Nightingle and her passion to serve the people. She also referred to exemplary services rendered by her for the wounded during the Crimean war. Dr S.S. Aggarwal , IMA Secretary read out the IMA Prayer and Mrs. Saramma Abraham Samuel,  former TNAI President led the Nightingale Pledge on this occasion.

The aims and objectives of the respective organizations were explained by Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Hony Secretary IMA and Mrs. Evelyn P. Kannan, Secretary General, TNAI.

The Theme of IND 2016 was unfolded by Mrs. Rathi Balachandran, ADG, Nursing, MoHFW, who spoke on the need to empower the nursing profession and improving the quality of nursing care for effective health delivery.

The special Guest of Honour Dr. Arun Gupta, President, Delhi Medical Council addressed the gathering, he expressed his happiness in sharing the movement with the doctors and nurses. He acknowledged having learnt most of the procedures from the nurses during his training period. He added that cooperation between doctor and nurses was imperative for health system to work.

Earlier, inaugurating the function, East Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Mrs. Satya Sharma recalled her experience with nurses in various activities. She said that nurses have vital role in hospitals from admission till discharge of a patient.

During the function IMA felicitated ten senior nurses leaders from TNAI, INC, MoHFW viz Mrs. A Jacob, Ms A Kuruvilla, Mrs. Durga J Mehta , Mrs. S.A. Samuel, Mrs. Satish Chawla, Mr. Arvind B. Kulkarni, Mrs. Narender Nagpal, Miss J.P.  Dhaulta, Mrs. Rajkumari  Sood, Mrs. Bandana Bhattacharya, who had contributed immensely towards the Association and the nursing profession. Miss Annamma Jacob, Mrs. A. Kuruvilla and Mr. A.B. Kulkarni sent their wishes and messages that were read out/displayed during the celebrations.

Significant highlight of the tripartite meet were:

1.     IMA and TNAI will jointly undertake the health care project.

2.     Jointly participation in research and publication of articles in IMA and TNAI journals.

3.     Preparing code of conduct on Doctor-Nurse Relationship.

4.     Felicitating the nurses and doctors during the respective annual conference.


Eminent speakers from Medical and Nursing profession presented the views on: Doctor – Nurse relationship by Dr K.K. Aggarwal, IMA Secretary and Dr. Bimla Kapoor, Former Vice President, TNAI; Newborn care by Dr. Sangeeta Sharma and Dr. Jyoti Sarin, director Principal, MM College of Nursing, Haryana, Welcoming the girl child and sexual abuse by Dr. R.N. Tondon, Hony Finance Secretary, IMA and Miss Surekha Sama, Vice Presidenty, North Region, TNAI. The issue of home care was addressed by Mrs. Bandana Bhattacharya, Former Principal, RAK College of Nursing, New Delhi

The programme ended with vote of thanks by Dr. V.K. Monga, Dean of Studies, IMA-CGP and Mr. Ajinas A.M. Assistant Secretary General, TNAI

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