International Midwives Day Celebration
International midwives day is celebrated worldwide since 1992. Kalinga Institute Of Nursing Sciences in association with Society of Midwives India, Odisha chapter celebrated “International Midwives Day “on 5th May 2018 on the theme “Midwives leading the way with quality care” organised by faculty of KINS. The programme started with midwives marathon for mothers from Campus-6 to PBMH lawn by all the nurse midwives in early morning at 7am. The Marathon was flagged off by the chief guest, Mr Partha Sarathi Ray, an eminent actor, Dr. Ravi Kumar, State Programme Officer, Jhpiego, Mrs Mamta Nayak, Secretary ANM Association, Odisha Prof Hrushikesh Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, KIIT Deemed To be University, Mr Sudhir Kumar Sathpathy, Director, KSPH , Mr Panchanan Parida, Management Representative, KIMS, Mr Satyabrata Das, Director Publication, KIIT Deemed to be University, and Mrs Amarita Lenka, Principal, CON, KINS accompanied by the member of ANM association Odisha, the staff nurses of PBMH, the faculties and students of BSc 3rd and GNM 3RD year students of KINS. At 8:30 am a formal meeting was followed by the welcome song by the students of KINS. Mrs A. Lenka, Principal, College of Nursing addressed the gathering, Mrs Mamta Nayak, Secretary ANM association Odisha emphasized on the various government programmes for the maternal and child care along with transformation of midwives skill with the current technologies. Mrs Deepali Mohanty, Supervisor, O and G Ward PBMH, KIMS highlighted over role of nurse in providing maternity care. Prof Hrushikesh Mohanty focused upon the leading role of midwives in health care delivery system, Mr Panchanan Parida appreciated the role of midwives in hospital, Mr Partha Sarathi Ray, eminent actor highlighted about the noble profession and contribution of a midwife towards society. Vote of thanks was delivered by Associate (Prof) Mrs Kalyani Rath, CON, KINS. At 11 am, a role play was conducted to create awareness among mothers on the theme by GNM 3RD year students at O and G OPD, PBMH KIMS.