Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing and Child Health Nursing Departments of Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS), a constituent of KIIT-DU, celebrated World Breastfeeding Week 2023 from August 1 to 7 with the theme “Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a difference for working parents”, for the year 2023.
To sensitize the community on breastfeeding, a theme-based role play was also enacted by second year GNM students at Urban Health Training Centre, Niladri Vihar, Bhubaneswar. This programme was successful with participation of community members.
A quiz competition was organized to assess the knowledge on breastfeeding among students of MSc. Nursing and BSc. Nursing students. With the motive of developing hands-on training skills, a workshop was organized by first and second year MSc. Nursing students (O & G Nursing and Child Health Nursing specialities) on various aspects like Antenatal assessment, Postnatal assessment, Neonatal resuscitation, Essential Newborn Care, Labour management and Partograph. Each station was equipped with audio-visual aids and a checklist.
All BSc Nursing third year and GNM second year students attended the workshop in phases. This workshop was immensely beneficial to the students with evaluation of pre and post tests. It was followed by a formal meeting organized at KIDS auditorium in the presence of the students and faculties of KINS.
Prof.(Dr.) Niyati Das, Principal, KINS unfolded the theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2023 which was followed by a keynote address by Prof. Kalyani Rath, Vice-Principal, KINS. The celebration became vibrant with the presence of Prof. (Dr) Santosh Kumar Panda, Neonatologist, HOD, NICU, KIMS. Prizes were distributed among winners of the quiz competition. Associate Prof. Purnima Sahoo, KINS proposed vote of thanks.