1st National conference of society of public health education, research and empowerment  held

Theme of conference is “filling the gaps in primary health care challenges for nurse practitioners’

1st National conference of society of public health education, research and empowerment  held

Ludhiana: The two-day first National Conference of Society of Public Health Education, Research and Empowerment began at DMCH College of Nursing, Malakpur, Ludhiana today. The theme of Conference was “Filling the gaps in Primary Health Care Challenges for Nurse Practitioners”. The Conference kicked off on Thursday with Keynotes and two sessions successively on Nurse Practitioners and Challenges for prevention of diseases and health promotion, role of nurse practitioner in managing expanded service delivery and continuum of care in primary health care chaired by Dr. Sandhya Gupta, Dr. Darshan Sohi, Prof. Glory Samuel, Mr. J.C. Frank.

Luminaries of the world of nursing & medical field graced the occasion& chaired the five sessions. During the conference, 27 scientific papers were presented and compiled into compendium and it was released by esteemed guests & dignitaries.

The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr. Raj Bahadur, Vice-chancellor, BFUHS, Faridkot and the Guest of Honor was Prof. Dr. Sandhya Gupta, Principal of CON, AIIMS, New Delhi former secretary of INC. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, President, Mr. Prem Kumar Gupta, Secretary, DMCH Managing Society, Dr.Samta Soni, President SPHERE, Dr. Sushma K Saini, Secretary SPHERE, Dr. Sandeep Puri, Principal DMCH Medical College, Dr. Rajoo Singh Chhina, Dean, Dr. Ashwani Chaudhary Medical Superintendent, Dr. Triza Jiwan Principal, Prof. Mrs. Nidhi Sagar, Vice-Principal, Prof. Mrs. Sandeep Kaur, Organizing Secretary, DMCH College of Nursing, Ludhiana..

Addressing the dignitaries the chief guest Dr. Raj Bahadur congratulated all members of organizing committee of DMCH College of Nursing for selecting such an innovative & appropriate theme for the conference. He shared that with an outburst of unknown diseases and pandemics, has a significant impact on medical as well as paramedical sectors. So, there is a great need for efficient and trained nurses to cater the increased medical needs of the people and providing excellence in nursing. He believed that issue under reference shall be emphasized in conference to enhance potential of faculty by means of knowledge.

Mr. Prem Kumar Gupta, Secretary DMCH Managing Society emphasized that the theme of conference is aptly chosen as today health care system is focusing on wellness rather than illness to be make cost effective. Dr. Sandeep Puri, Principal DMCH Medical College, Ludhiana said there is need of much preparation for next decade of nursing practice must
be done without the benefit of certainty. 

Dr. Triza Jiwan shared that health requirements are undergoing complex changes at national, inter-national & global level. These challenges make it imperative to strengthen the health care workforce specially Nurse Practitioners.

The highlights of evening were cultural programme which was jewelled with Giddha, Western Dance & guest items of Jammu Kashmir state dance by students of nursing followed by banquet dinner.

On Friday sessions held on Nutritional Health & Use of IT Surveillance, Nurse Practitioner and mental harmony and contributions of Nurse Practitioner in health and wellness which were chaired byDr. Sushma K Saini, Prof. Harjinder Kaur,Dr.Triza Jiwan, Prof. Raj Kumari, Dr. Rama Taneja, Mr. Ajit Desh Panday.

The Valedictory address was delivered by Dr. Triza Jiwan and Prof.Mrs. Sandeep Kaur DMCH, CON, Ludhiana. Mrs. Amninder Kaur delivered the vote of thanks.

With such inspirational, informative and interactive sessions, the two day conference came to an end, raising too many questions and challenges that may impact health care, especially in India. It also gave answers to many existing issues through the numerous innovations that were presented. The generic thought which probably each one of us had was an affordable and accessibility of good health care. For the delegates it was a fiercing experience as they heard well known dignitaries from the field of nursing & medical sciences who shared their knowledge and thoughts.