KINS Organizes e-Seminar to Observe Newborn Care Week – 2020

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We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer ‘Tomorrow,’ his name is today.

–Gabriela Mistral

Newborn Care Week is observed throughout the country every year from 15th to 21st November. On the occasion, Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences, KIIT-DU organized an e-seminar on ‘Ensuring quality, equity and dignity for newborn care at every health facility and everywhere’ on 18th November, 2020.

Prof. (Mrs.) Amarita Lenka, Principal KINS welcomed the participants, while Prof. (Mrs). Niyati Das, Vice Principal briefed them about overall aspects of newborn health care. Speaking on the topic ‘Transforming lives of sick newborn’, Mrs. Rashmi Ranjita Parhi, Tutor highlighted 5 strategic objectives of Every Newborn Action Plan. She also described how, with appropriate action, partnership and use of technology, neonatal care can be transformed. Ms. Sarbattama Naik, Tutor spoke on the topic ‘Update in newborn milestones’. She elaborated the updated guidelines and concepts for newborn resuscitation, while emphasizing on the importance of the National Health Programme in India in the context of newborn care. 

Ms. Tulasi Hansdah spoke on ‘Challenges and opportunities to improve newborn care. She explained the various challenges faced by the mother and care giver at health care facilities and also at home after discharge. The last session was taken by Mrs. Tapaswini Swain, Tutor on ‘Essential newborn care”. She briefed the participants regarding the four core steps and importance of ENC. 

Pre and Post-test were conducted at the beginning and end of the sessions respectively to evaluate its effectiveness. The seminar was attended by around 150 participants. Mrs. Niharibala Nayak was the moderator. The seminar ended with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Minati Das, Asst. Professor, KINS.

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