World Breast Feeding Week – 2016

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World Breast Feeding Week-2016 (1st to 7th Aug) was celebrated at Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences on the theme “Breast Feeding: A Key to Sustainable Development”.

            On 03.08.2016 at 2pm the registration for Inter College Mock Show competition was done by the participants of different colleges of Bhubaneswar. The programme was inaugurated by Prof. (Mrs) Amrita Lenka, Principal, KINS (CON) through lighting the lamp followed by welcome address & theme unfolding. Then the mock show competition was started. Participants from 9 different colleges including KINS took part in the competition. The competition was evaluated by the judges Mrs Geetarani Nayak (Asso. Prof.) SUM Nursing College, Dr (Prof.) Sudarshan Das (HOD, O&G) KIMS & Dr (Prof.) Duryodhan Samal (HOD, Paediatrics) PBMH, KIMS. At the end prizes along with certificates were awarded to the winners. Participants from KINS (CON), Aswini School of Nursing, College of Nursing, Cuttack stood first, second & third respectively in the competition.

On 05.08.2016 a one day workshop was organized by faculties of KINS to sensitize the students regarding the theme of WBFW-2016. Programme was started with lamp lighting by Prof. A. Lenka, Principal KINS (CON), Prof. P K. Nayak, (Principal, SON) & Prof. Niyati Das, Vice Principal, KINS. The First speaker, Ms. N. Sadhana (Lecturer KINS) discussed about “Breast Feeding practices”. Followed by Mrs Kalyani Rath (Asso. Prof., KINS), who highlighted on “Problems & Complications of Breast Feeding”. Then, Mrs Malini Digal (Asst. Prof, KINS) discussed regarding “Expressed breast milk, its storage & consumptions for working mothers”. Fourth speaker for the workshop was Dr. Krishna Priyambada (Asst. Prof. OBG Dept. KIMS) and she delivered her talk on “Essential maternal medications and its effect on breast feeding”. She was then felicitated by Prof. A. Lenka, Principal KINS. The fifth speaker Prof (Mrs.) Niyati Das orated regarding the “Recent trends & Research regarding breast feeding”.

Dr. Asutosh Mohapatra (Senior Consultant Paediatrics, Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar) overviewed on the theme of WBFW-2016 and expressed his appreciation for the efforts put by the faculty of KINS. He was then felicitated by Principal (CON). Finally Dr. Nirmal kumar Mahakud (Asst. Prof. Paediatrics) expressed his views regarding “Initiatives taken by state. National & International levels on Breast Feeding. A dance drama was performed by 3rd year B. Sc(N) students of KINS on the theme of  WBF Week-2016.

Post lunch, skill stations were set up on KMC, Breast feeding positioning & Techniques, management of breast complications in the Paediatric & OBG skill lab of KINS. These stations were supervised and managed by Mrs. Minati Das, Ms. Anusaya Behera, Mrs Pranati Biswal & Ms Pramila Baxla faculties of KINS. Mrs Nibedita Parida (Tutor) KINS took a session on “ Prevention of hypothermia”.Valedictory session was chaired by Dr. P. Mukherjee, Director OBG & Pediatrics Department, PBMH, KIMS, Prof. (Mrs) Amrita Lenka, Principal, KINS(CON), Prof. P.K. Nayak, Principal, KINS(SON), Col.(Mrs)Sushama Sahu, Nursing Superintendent, PBMH, KIMS. All speakers for the workshop were felicitated by our dignitaries followed by certificate distribution took place. Vote of thanks was given by Mrs. R. Asokan (Asst. Prof.) KINS.

On 6th August, quiz competition was organised among all postnatal mothers at postnatal ward, PBMH, KIMS. Quiz competition was moderated by Mrs Minati Das & Miss Sujata Mohapatra. Prizes were awarded by Prof. Amrita Lenka, Principal, KINS, KIIT to the winners. A Role play was conducted by Bsc Nursing 3rd Year students on the theme of World breastfeeding week-2016 at Dept of O&G, PBMH, KIMS. All events on the eve of World breastfeeding week-2016 were conducted successfully.

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