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Wannabe nurses find a haven at Civil hospital Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Ahmedabad, May 22: The nursing school at the Civil hospital is doing a commendable task by grooming about 100 candidates from across the state to take up nursing. Significantly, about 60 per cent of these candidates are from three other nursing institutes, which shut down due to poor performance.
According to the information given by Swati Pandya, principal of the nursing school, “Despite the capacity of the institute to manage about 40 students, we had to accept students from Surendranagar, Palanpur and Bhuj since the nursing institutes of those districts could not continue teaching.”
At present, the nursing school is catering to 20 candidates each from the three districts. Ms Pandya said that while the institutes at Surendranagar and Palanpur were closed down after a poor performance during an evaluation by the Indian Nursing Council, the nursing school at GK General Hospital, Bhuj fell prey to the earthquake.
The INC conducts a five-year survey to assess the performance of various institutes imparting nursing.“The INC found the institutes unfit to impart nursing education because of insufficient facilities, not at par with the INC-set norms and even the institute buildings were found unfit to conduct the classes,” she said.
Bhuj candidates are new addition to the list of students. The INC has already approved of this Ahmedabad-based institute to carry on the teaching of these students. “The stipends will be furnished from the respective districts,” she specified.
While third year nursing students from Bhuj were accommodated in March 3 to prevent delay in the academic session, the department is expecting the freshers batch by September 1.
News Source : The AsianAge Ahmedabad Edition [ The coolest Newspaper for city ]