Chandigarh: September 18, 2008 :A ten day Continuing Nursing Education Programme on the topic "Nursing Intervention in Disaster Management" was inaugurated at the Command Hospital at Chandimandir today. Maj Gen Charanjeet Singh, MG, Medical HQ (WC) was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Senior Officers from Western Command and dignitaries from civil institutions were present on the occasion.
In his inaugural address, General Singh appreciated the topic as it was very aptly selected in the present scenario and more so for nurses who are the skeleton of disaster management programme at each step. Since the recent past we have witnessed many disasters both natural and man made, at it is required to have such educational activities which aim at keep the nursing staff informed with the latest happenings in the field of disaster management and help ushering in new concepts and remedies in times of disaster.
The Chief Guest stressed upon the importance of disaster management and called upon everyone to be prepared to face such challenges so that intensity of the effects of such challenges could be reduced to the minimum. Gen. Singh also released a souvenir on this occasion.
The General Officer was glad to learn that the delegates and experts attending the deliberations during the CNE had a combination of defence and civil institution and hoped that the course planned would provide a platform for fruitful professional interaction and outcomes. He wished all the success to the delegates and appreciated the efforts put in by the organizing committee.
30 delegates comprising Nursing Officers from various hospitals of Western Command and candidates from civil institutions will be participating in this ten days Continuing Nursing Education Programme.