Speakers at the annual celebration of the ‘International Nurses Day 2014’ at IUBAT on Monday reflected the great role of nursing community in saving human life. They said Bangladesh requires 100,000 additional nurses to meet the mounting needs of rising population strength in the country. The function was arranged by the College of Nursing, International University of Business Agriculture and Technology(IUBAT).
Karen Lund, Canadian health academic, and senior advisor of the College of Nursing addressed the function focusing on the role of IUBAT College of Nursing. She described how the college has been enduring all efforts to produce quality nurses through higher education of world standard. Chairs, Directors, Coordinators, Faculty members, students and invited healthcare professionals attended the programme coordinated by Dr. ASA Masud, Coordinator, IUBAT College of Nursing.Canadian High Commissioner, Heather Cruden, who was the Chief Guest underscored the need of improving the quality of nursing education in Bangladesh in line with global changes for empowering the voice of nurses in the medical system. Enhancement of the standard of nursing profession is the panacea to strengthen the ability of nurses to help them discharge their duties more efficiently, she said. The Canadian HC hoped that comprehensive measures would ensure better healthcare management in Bangladesh towards to reach the MDG.
Experts called upon the nurses to take the inspiration from the life of Florence and reaffirm their pledged to give their best to serve with dedication for saving the life. Nurses, till dressed with the gown, need to maintain the professional ideals fully marked by perseverance, devotion, commitment and total care in order to offer first rate service to ailing humanity.
The Canadian High Commissioner said, Bangladesh requires 100,000 more nurses to meet the mounting needs of the growing population. The world has recognised that sufficient, adequately trained and motivated health workers are essential for ensuring healthcare challenges for this country. Equitable access to necessary health services of good quality cannot be achieved without an adequate number of appropriately prepared nurses, she visualized.
She said the Government of Canada has been supporting the growth of nursing giving the incredible importance of quality nursing care to the health of mothers, newborns and children.
Prof. Dr M Alimullah Miyan, Vice Chancellor of IUBAT presiding over the session saluted the nurses community both at home and abroad saying that nurses are the heart of the medical treatment system at all situations with their dedicated care to give us new life when we suffer from diseases.
Detailing the emergence of IUBAT College of Nursing around many hurdles Dr Miyan said the university has been able to bring conceptual change to nursing profession. Dissemination of advanced knowledge with the help of nursing experts – both local and foreign – helped the college to ensure quality higher education to nursing students. The process succeeded in enhancing the standard of the nursing profession. The College of Nursing has been able to obtain the necessary recognition from the competent authority of the government , he said.
Earler,Sailesh Bhandari, a senior student from Nepal, portrayed how IUBAT College of Nursing has been continuing persistent efforts to help build career prospects for the nursing students pursuing higher education.. Nurses take care of our life and soul, he said. – Press release