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INC to hold international conference to stress on important role of nurses

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Indian Council (INC) organised an international conference in the national capital, with the support the Ministry, to emphasise on the important role of nurses and their contribution towards achieving the target of universal coverage.

The three-day conference was inaugurated Thursday by

Referring to the government's ambitious programme, Ayushman Bharat, he said nurses play a critical role in and outlined the importance of quality education in this context.

The said his ministry was working on a scheme to facilitate a large number of Indian nurses to work in other countries and assured all support to promote the profession of

The event was organised by INC in collaboration with the in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO) endorsed by (ICN).

The INC in a statement said nurses were the primary provider of and were the key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The is an autonomous statutory body, under the Ministry, with the objective of maintaining uniform standards and regulation of nursing education across the country.

A High (HLEG) report on Universal Health Coverage in emphasises the need for increased reliance on a cadre of well trained nurses which will allow doctors to focus on complex clinical cases.

The conference would bring together nurses and midwives from across the globe to explore strategies, approaches, and best practices to prepare leaders to work within and promote universal health coverage, the statement said.

It will create a common platform for nurses and midwives from various countries to share their country's policy and plans.

The conference will provide a platform for presentation of best practices, innovations and research results in Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and nurses' role in achieving it.

It also provides opportunity to explore the scope of inter-professional collaborations, inter-sectoral partnerships and utilisation of technology in strengthening the nursing cadre to improve the health outcomes, it said.

The (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 National Nurses Associations (NNAs), representing more than 20 million nurses worldwide.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 21:35 IST