100-bed Hospitals Should’ve Nursing Colleges: Experts | Jaipur News

Jaipur: Health experts, while praising the state government’s efforts in the healthcare sector, suggested measures for improving facilities. NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul demanded a center for excellence for silicosis and occupational diseases. Dr Devi Shetty, chairman of Narayana Health, said that all 100-bed hospitals should have nursing colleges because doctors examine patients, but real care is provided by nurses.
The foundation stone laying ceremony of IPD Towers held at SMS hospital was attended by well-known specialist doctors of the country including Dr Shetty, Dr Pal, Medanta Hospital chairman Dr Naresh Trehan, AIIMS-Delhi’s Dr Randeep Guleria and Dr SK Sarin, the vice -chancellor of Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS).
NITI Aayog member Dr Paul, while speaking at the ceremony, demanded a center for excellence for silicosis and occupational diseases. He added, “With the new state-of-the-art facilities, the image of SMS hospital will be visible to the world and this hospital will develop as a workplace for innovations, telemedicine, research, nursing education in the medical sector.”
Dr Shetty spoke about the importance of nursing in the medical and healthcare section. “My request to the CM is that all 100-bedded hospitals should have nursing colleges, because doctors examine the patient, but real care is provided by the nurses. At 12 midnight, if you visit the ICU, you will see nurses providing care to the patients. Nurses are the most important people. Also, nursing is an extremely respected and well-paying profession outside India. I hope a lot of nursing colleges will start,” said Dr Devi Shetty, chairman of Narayana Health.
While adding that the new initiative of Rajasthan in the field of state-of-the-art health services is exemplary, he said, “Nursing personnel have an important role in healthcare and they are in great demand in developed countries. In view of this, we have to prepare more trained nursing personnel along with skilled doctors.”
Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS-Delhi, said the last two years have been challenging for the world due to Covid-19 pandemic. In such a situation, it is necessary that investment in health services should be encouraged.
Dr Sarin, from ILBS, New Delhi appreciated the state government for introducing free accident insurance of Rs 5 lakh with Chiranjeevi health insurance scheme.
Dr Trehan, said that about 700 angioplasties are being done in SMS hospital every month, which shows how large this hospital is. After the completion of Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, people from other states will also come here for heart surgery.

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