Dimapur, September 1: The Nagaland Nursing Council (NNC) has notified that anyone passing out from institutions other than recognized and affiliated nursing schools/institution of Indian Nursing Council and State Nursing Council will not be eligible for registration under the State Nursing Council – Nagaland Nursing Council (NNC) and also will not get employment under the Government of Nagaland/private hospitals/nursing homes.
In a notification, Dr Sentinaro Ao, Registrar, Nagaland Nursing Council, said it has come to the notice of the council that many private institutions are imparting nursing training without obtaining recognition/affiliation from Indian Nursing Council and State Nursing Council.
The Nursing Institutes in Nagaland recognized by the Indian Nursing Council (INC) are School of Nursing, Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (GNM course); School of Nursing, District Hospital, Dimapur (GNM course); School of Nursing, Dr. IMDH Mokokchung (GNM course); ANM School of Nursing, District Hospital, Tuensang (ANM course); School of Nursing, CIHSR Dimapur (GNM course); College of Nursing, CIHSR Dimapur (B.Sc. Nursing & Post Basic B. Sc. Nursing) and Health Nursing School , Singrijan, Dimapur (ANM & GNM).
According to the notification, it is mandatory for all the private hospitals/nursing homes/clinics to employ only registered nurses who have undergone nursing courses from Indian Nursing Council recognized institutes.
As per Nagaland Nursing Council Act 2019, Chapter III of Section 25, the Council is empowered to inspect any hospital, health institution, nursing home, college of nursing or school of nursing to ascertain that the person working therein as a nurse are registered with the Council. Any person who practices or allows a person to practice as a nurse, LHV/ANM/FHW in contravention of Section 29 of Nagaland Nursing Act, 2019 (“no govt. or private health institution, hospital, dispensary or infirmary shall employ any category of Nurse/LHV/ANM/FHW, unless he or she is registered with the Council”) shall be punished with imprisonment which may extent upto 2 years and liable for a fine or both (Section 30 of Nagaland Nursing Act, 2019), it said.
The notification informed that a hospitals/school/college/Female Health Worker training school which has not been approved or recognized under sub-section (1) of Section 24 of the Nagaland Nursing Act, 2019 is prohibited to issue such certificate to any person.
It informed that the council will be conducting inspection of all hospitals/ schools/ institutions/ nursing homes that are under private management in due course. (Page News Service)