Teerthanker Mahaveer University’s College of Nursing and Students Nurses Association Unit organised a two-day Viral Hepatitis Training Programme in collaboration with project PRAKASH of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi on 19th and 20th September 2022. The objective of the training is to emphasise the importance of preventive measures, early diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis particularly among high-risk groups and in hotspot areas.
Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences is a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHO CC) for viral hepatitis and liver disease in India. Under Project PRAKASH (Programmed Approach in Knowledge And Sensitization on Hepatitis), the institute aims to train healthcare professionals in the management of viral hepatitis by providing comprehensive screening, diagnostic and therapeutic services.
The training was organised under the guidance of (Dr). Poonam Sharma, Principal, College of Nursing. A total of 449 nursing students participated in the event from M.Sc. Nursing (1st & 2nd year), B.Sc. Nursing (2nd & 3rd year), Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (2nd year) and GNM (2nd year). Moreover, students of Teerthanker Parshvnath College of Nursing also participated in the training programme.
On the first day, the session was inaugurated by lighting the lamp, in the presence of chief guest Dr. Aditya Sharma, Registrar, TMU, Prof Jasline M, Vice Principal, TMU College of Nursing and Mrs. Akanksha Bansal, Senior Manager, ILBS, New Delhi. At first, Ms Reetika delivered an enlightening session on Viral Hepatitis A & E, followed by Ms. Anjali Arora on Viral Hepatitis B, C & D. The last session was delivered by Ms Uma Ohri on Mental Health in Viral Hepatitis.
On the second day, the training programme started with the informative session on Viral Hepatitis in Pregnancy by Ms Lovely Negi, followed by Mr. Amit Pandey on Viral Hepatitis in Children, the third session by Ms. Sarita Ahwal on NSI & PEP and the last session by Ms. Simran on Bio-Medical Waste Management in Hospital Settings. The programme ended with the collection of post-tests and feedback from the participants.
TMU’s College of Nursing is the best nursing college in Uttar Pradesh and has been recognised by the Indian Nursing council. College of Nursing is the only one to offer Ph.D. programmes in nursing in the Uttar Pradesh region and it provides world-class education in research and academic fields through qualified faculty, excellent infrastructure and most importantly students have an opportunity for clinical training in multi-speciality TMU Hospital.