Internaltional Nurses Day celebrated at the finale of NURSES WEEK at Father Muller – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

Internaltional Nurses Day celebrated at the finale of NURSES WEEK at Father Muller

May 12, 2023

Mangaluru: The Nurse’s Week celebration was inaugurated on Saturday, 6th May 2023 at the Asha Kiran grounds at 7:15am at the Father Muller Medical College Hospital.  After invoking the blessings of the Almighty, Ms Renita Helen Lasrado, Assistant Nursing Superintendent and CNE Co ordinator, welcomed the gathering.

The Nurses Week was inaugurated with the lighting of the Nightingales lamp by Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions. Dr Kishan Shetty, Deputy Medical Superintndent, the Guest of honour, unveiled the plaque bearing the theme of the International Nurses Day 2023 followed by release of helium balloons by all the distinguished guest. Prof.Rev Sr Jacintha Dsouza, Principal, FMCON,  Chief Guest enlightened the nurses on the theme and acknowledged that together our future depends on every nurse, every voice, to not only be on the front lines of care but also be on the front lines of change. 

The Director, Rev Fr Richard Coelho, delivered the Presidential address and acknowledged the nurses for their tireless contributions in healing and comforting the sick at the hospital. He also encouraged the nurses to participate in the activities scheduled during the nurses week. Rev Fr Jeevan Sequeira, Rev Fr Nelson Pais, Rev Fr Rohan Dias, Asst Administrators, spiritual directors,  Dr Antony Sylvan Dsouza, Dean, FMMC, Dr Venkatesh BM, NABH co-ordinator, Chief Nursing officer, Nursing superintendents, Assistant Nursing Superintendents, ward incharges, faculty of college and school of nursing, staff nurses, Hospital assistants, technicians and student nurses graced the occasion.  The Inaugural event ended with a vote of thanks proposed by Ms Shanthi Vas, Nursing Superintendent, Father Muller Medical College Hospital. The Inaugural ended with the institutional anthem followed by distribution of sweets.

Taking into consideration the time factor, the Nursing Service Department organised literary- art competitions.  These events were organised for the nurses and hospital assistants from 4th May to 6th May 2023 prior to the official Inaugural celebrations. A test on the Continuing Nursing Education topics was conducted on March 29th and 30th for staff nurses and 27th March of 2023 for ward incharges. Nurses and hospital assistants were divided into seven teams to facilitate active participations from all quarters. There was indeed an active participation in all activities. A Symposium on the theme of the year “Our Nurses, Our Future” was organised on 8th May 20223 at 11am in the Hospital conference hall. It was informative and well appreciated by the audience. A motivational talk was organised on 9th, may 2023 at 11am and 3 pm in hospital conference hall. Rev Fr George Jeevan Sequeira was the guest speaker. ANS, Ward incharges and staff nurses were present.