Chennai, January 2020: Gleneagles Global Health City, the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals, hosted the National Nursing Liver Conference 2020 in Chennai today. The conference witnessed the enthusiastic participation of nurses across India. It focused on the theme, Basic & Advanced Liver Intensive Care- Newer Opportunities for Nurses. Dr T Dileep Kumar, President, Indian Nursing Council inaugurated the conference and Dr Girdhar Gyani, Director General, Association of Health Care Providers of India addressed the gathering.
The participants got orientation from the liver experts at Gleneagles Global Health City on the basic and advanced liver intensive care and refreshed on care concept and competencies in the care of patients with liver diseases and peri-transplant care. The experts urged the nursing community to comprehend the planning and implementation of the quality assurance program of the liver intensive care unit.The participants took oath to celebrate 2020 as ‘Year of Nurses and Midwives’ at the event.
Dr Jothi Clara Michael, Director of Nursing (Strategy & Planning), India Operations Division, Parkway Pantai, said “Nurse training in Hepatology has been remarkably low compared to training in other chronic diseases and there is an urgent need of nurses to be incorporated into multidisciplinary teams involved in the management of chronic liver disease patients.”
“Gleneagles Global Hospitals’ liver specialty Nurses are the first and the last line of defence in liver care management impacting outcomes, making a difference with the applications of the unique liver Nursing Care – Continuum model with special emphasis on altruism and evidence-based nursing practice. This occasion is to celebrate and wish all liver Nurse Specialists across India who contribute towards quality patient care, a wonderful future”, added Dr Jothi Clara.
The Comprehensive Liver Transplant Program at Gleneagles Global Hospitals is a pioneer in India and it is one of the largest centre for a paediatric liver transplant. The current liver transplant team has performed 2500+ liver transplants, with a success rate of more than 95%. In the past year, 428 livers were transplanted and 1000+ HPB surgeries were carried out. Gleneagles Global Hospitals is driven by an unmatched focus on patient care and constant hunger to deliver innovations in HPB treatment, liver diseases, and liver transplant.
“Nurses have an important role to play in complex surgeries in general and liver in particular. The conference will provide boost to learning and will bring forward the huge contribution by our nursing staff”, said Dr GirdharGyani, Director General,Association of Healthcare Providers India.
In honour of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, WHO has declared 2020 the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwives’. Nursing Now is a global campaign in collaboration with WHO and ICN (International Council of Nursing) to improve the health globally by promoting and developing nurse leaders below the age of 35.
We, the 6 hospitals under the umbrella of Parkway Pantai (India Operations Division) – Gleneagles Global Hospitals and Continental Hospitals have joined hands with Nursing Now campaign in partnership with ANEI (Association of Nurse Executives in India) and INC (Indian Nursing Council) to achieve this goal.
Dr K Ravindranath, Founder & Chairman of Gleneagles Global Hospitals Group said, “I am happy that National Nursing Liver Conference is being organized at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai. This is a great initiative and it is conducted at the right time to celebrate the Year of Nurses and Midwives 2020. This is a very important and prestigious program happening for the first time in the country to go forward in liver care. It is not only a conference but there are workshops, wet labs and hands-on training. As you all know, any care in health care is delivered by the nurses; Doctors advise; Nurses deliver the care.”
He further added, “Providing knowledge and empowering the nurses to take care of the patients and deliver the best health care is very important for our country and the world as well. They can get into these workshops and improve their knowledge and skills and become a better health care specialist in nursing. I congratulate Dr Jothi Clara, Director of Nursing (Strategy & Planning), India Operations Division, Parkway Pantai for organizing the conference, Dr T Dileep, President, Indian Nursing Council and Dr Girdhar Gyani, Director General, Association of Health Care Providers of India for their support.”
Dr T Dileep Kumar, President, Indian Nursing Council stressed on the importance of high-quality patient care through commitment, compassion and competence in nursing practice with the foundation of education, research, innovation, and collaboration.