OCHRI commemorates International Nurses Day

OCHRI commemorates International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day as a part of birthday of Ms. Florence Nightingale, founder of modern Nursing was celebrated on 12th May 2018 at Jaivik Hall in Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. In the weeklong program, nursing staff organized various events from 7th to 12th May. The program was started with a welcome song sung by all ward section supervisors. Welcome speech was given by Ms. Preethi Joseph, WSS, CCU-1. The program was inaugurated by Chief Guest Smt. Vilasini Nair, President of Nagpur Mahila Club and guest of honor Dr. Darshan Rewanwar, Senior Plastic Surgeon by lighting the traditional lamp in presence of Dr.Usha Nair, Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited & Dr.Devayani Buche- Senior Physician . Subsequently, garlanding photo of Ms. Nightingale, cake cutting was done. Nurses took pledge to render medical services to the needy patient with commitment and dedication. Pledge was delivered by Ms. Jessy Abraham- Nursing Head, OCHRI. Ms. Jessy Abraham described about the importance of the day and tribute to Ms. Florence Nightingale was devoted by describing the history of her contribution to humanity through nursing profession. She highlighted the theme of nursing day “A VOICE TO LEAD – HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT”.

On this occasion, Smt. Vilasini Nair expressed that “International Nurses’ Day is a great opportunity for us to remember the fantastic work of nurses done 24×7 at our hospital. It’s wonderful blend of professional skill and compassion, which makes a nurse’s role unique. Time and again, I’ve seen them go ‘above and beyond’ their duties to patients – from providing medication and treatment, to offering essential encouragement and guidance and a caring hand to hold, when the going gets tough. We must not ever underestimate the value of the life-saving work done by our nurses. The nursing profession has always been important in healthcare delivery. Nursing is not a job. It is a service. On a personal note, I would like to thank our nurses for their hard work and commitment to our patients.” She gave a mantra of ‘six Cs’ of high-quality nursing care: Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage, Care and Commitment.

Dr. Darshan Rewanwar also shared his views on this occasion. He highlighted that, “Nurses are the backbone of healthcare industry. Doctors and nurses together being clinicians make a positive difference to people lives. We are totally dependent on the nursing staff. While working with the staff, I am always humbled by the kindness and compassion I see in them. Often in our busy working lives, finding the time to realize the value of what nurses do and why they do it is almost forgotten. Nurses’ day is the ideal opportunity for each and every nurse to think about what is fundamentally important within their role and what they achieve every day.”

Dr. Usha Nair during her speech she emphasized that the success in any aspect of life is enacted by working from the bottom of the heart as like we can take it from the life of Miss. Florence Nightingale. She also motivated the nursing staff to have high visionary goals in their professional life by stressing that Nursing is a unique profession that focus on service oriented goal towards serving the mankind. She wished all the nurses on this special occasion.

Entertaining cultural programs were also held on this occasion. Nursing staff performed dances and skits. Prizes were presented to the successful nursing staff at the hands of dignitaries. First prize for Rangoli Competition won by team of Ms. Geetanjali Sawdekar, Ms. Jayashri Kohale and Ms. Pooja Dhargave. Second prize won by Ms. Nilima Turankar and Ms. Pooja Turkar. First prize for Fancy Dress Competition won by Ms. Lata Kakde and second won by Ms. Kanchan Mhaiske and Ms. Geetanjali Sawdekar. In the Poster Competition, first prize won by Ms. Kishori Kale and second by Ms. Bhumiyanka Karanjekar. In the Fashion Show winner was Ms. Prashika Dive and runner was Ms. Kanchan Mhaiske. Winner in the Group Song Competition was team of Ms. Geetanjali Sawadekar, Ms. Angelina Joseph and Ms. Jyotika Ukey and runner were team of Ms. Nilima Turankar, Ms. Vinita Kukkalwar and Ms. Kanchan Mhaiske. Ms. Geetanjali Sawadekar as a winner won solo Singing Competition and Ms. Jyotika Ukey stood runner.

In Solo Dance, Shri. Atul Uikey and Ms. Kanchan Mahiaske stood winner and runner respectively. Group Dance competition won by team of Ms. Karishma Urkude, Rajani Wanjari, Rashmi Halmare and Suhasini Koche while team Atul Uikey, Nageshwari Dhengre, Achal Meshram, Shilpa Sakhare and Bhumeshwari Mohare stood runners. In the Musical Chair competition, first prize won by Ms. Rashmi Sangep & second won by Ms. Sindhu Rao. Winners in the Quiz competition was team of Ms. Sindhu Rao, Ms. Kumari Shaji, Ms. Nita Khadse and Ms. Ashwini Asutkar while runners were team of Ms. Geetanjali Sawdekar, Ms. Jyotika Ukey, Ms. Jaismita Bhongade and Ms. Priya Digrase.

On this occasion; prominently present were Dr. Devayani Buche- Physician, Dr.Milind Pande- Pathologist, Dr. Kuldeep Sukhadeve- Pediatrician, Dr. Abhay Agashe- Ophthalmologist, Dr. Ashish Shukla- Chest Physician, Dr.Sameer Jahagirdar- Plastic Surgeon, Dr.Smita Harkare- Anesthetist, Dr. Yogesh Bang- GI Surgeon, Dr. Santosh Gadge- Intensivist, Dr. Noorul Amin, Dr. Deepak Dongre & Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar- SMO I/cs, Shri. Roy Thomas- GM(HRD), Shri. Sunil Sure- GM(Admn), Ms. Rahel Patrange- ICN, all WSS and large number of Nursing, paramedical and admin Staff. Ms. Shincy Kurvila- ICN conducted the proceedings as a master of ceremony. Smt. Savita Shende- WSS proposed the Vote of Thanks. Program ended with rendition of national anthem. Shri. Prashant Tichkule, Smt.Priya Sashi, Shri. Ravikant Hadke, Shri. Pankaj Wankhede, Shri. Ravi Dhande, Shri. Roshan Gotekar and Shri. Nikhil Dharmari worked hard for the success of this program.