WHO team visits AIIMS Bhopal

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO)’s New Delhi-based Country Office and the Department of Public Health and Medical Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh visited the Skill Lab and Nursing College of AIIMS on Thursday, May 30. The purpose of this visit was to strengthen pre-service nursing education in Madhya Pradesh. The delegation included Dr. Hilde De Grave (Team Leader, Health System, WHO Country Office India), Rakshita Khanijou (National Professional Officer, Health Workforce, WHO New Delhi) and Dr. Rajshree Bajaj (Joint Director, Nursing, Department of Public Health and Medical Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh). Professor (Dr.) Ajay Singh, Executive Director, AIIMS Bhopal, welcomed them and discussed the important role of nurses in India’s healthcare system. He informed about some of the significant achievements made by AIIMS in the field of nursing such as establishment of nurse-led clinic, Karunya initiative for compassionate care, an exit module to prepare nursing students for their career, increased intake capacity for BSc (Nursing) programme, introduction of competency-based nursing curriculum and postgraduate fellowship course on compassionate and palliative care nursing. Prof. Singh said, AIIMS Bhopal is committed to reducing regional imbalances in healthcare delivery through close collaboration with the state government, National Health Mission (NHM) and global health agencies like World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO team appreciated AIIMS Bhopal for its efforts in maintaining high standards in nursing education.


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