Panaji: Feb. 24, 2023

Nursing is a well respected profession all over and nurses have demand across the country.The nurses work round the clock with devotion and are worth to be saluted stated Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant at the inaugural of three day 22nd Annual Conference – ISPN CON-2023 organized by the Indian Society of Psychiatric Nursing ( ISPN ) in Collaboration with Institute of Nursing Education, Directorate Health Services.

The theme of the conference is Role of Nurses in Promoting Mental Health- Life Span Approach and has particilation of delegates from 21 states.

The Chief Minister speaking further said nurses work round the clock and are worthy of praise. The ever ending demand for nurses has necessitated to start more and more nursing institutes. The three day conference he said will help to enhance, enrich knowledge in this field. He appreciated ISPN society for endeavouring in the field of nursing thereby contributing in the field of health. No doubt organizing 22 conferences regularly in different parts of the country is outstanding job.

The theme of the conference, Dr Sawant said is very relevant and it is applicable in present health scenario.

President, ISPN INDIA, Dr. K. Reddemma while unfolding the theme of the programme said that the purpose of the conference is to gather and share knowledge expertise among the fraternity of nurses. Apart from this, she said, it will also help them to keep abreast of latest information, knowledge and new innovations and skills in the field of nursing. She advised to share their knowledge, experience among themselves. Develop the ability of understanding the needs and problems of people apart from creati g and developing the ability of convenience, she urged.

Dean Goa Medical College Bambolim Dr. Shivanand Bandekar in his address said that he has seen nurses all over but nurses in India and in Goa are the best. To endorse he cited the situation of Covid pandemic where in the nurses played a vital role in tackling the same and further added that without their cooperation, this would have been not possible. He said Nurse Practictioner Course in Critical Care would be worked out with the help of Chief Minister as suggested by the Government.

He informed that from next year, a course in psychiatric nursing will be comebced and suggested to convince others to undertake diploma in psychiatric nursing which will help to address the problem with psychological disorders.

Patron ISPN- President, Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi Dr. T. Dileep Kumar, Principal, Institute of Nursing Education, Goa Dr. Wilson Fernandes, Clinical, Instructor, College of Nursing, NIMHNS. Bangalore, Dr.Rajalakshmi, Professor NINE, PGIMER. Chandigarh, Dr. Sunita Sharma Associate,
Director Birdy Me, Ms. Rupali Mohbe, Professor & Principal. Khalsa College of Nursing Amritsar, Punjab Dr Amanpreet Kaur, Professor & HOD Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Dharwad Institute Mental Health and Neurosciences. Dharwad Dr Sreevani Rentala, Principal, Government College of Nursing. Kottayam, Kerala, Dr.Usha V.K., Tutor/ Clinical Instructor College of Nursing AIIMS, Deoghar, Dr. Maya Sahu were the resource persons forvarious sessions of conference.

Students of Institute of Nursing Education, Bambolim performed prayer dance.

General Secretary, ISPN INDIA Dr. G.Radhakrishnan welcomed the guests.
Joint Secretary, ISPN- INDIA Dr. G.Balamurugan, presented annual report of ISPN Report /Conference outline.

Faculty Institute of Nursing Education, Ms. Saviola Arez compered the function
Principal, Institute of Nursing Education, Goa, Prof. Dr. Wilson N. Fernandes proposed the vote of thanks.

DI/NB/DB/AP/NP /2023

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