ANMs trained on care of HIV positive patients

  • HT correspondent, Hindustan Times, chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 18, 2014 16:27 IST

A three-day training for auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs) on HIV/AIDS concluded at the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), on Wednesday.

The workshop was organised in association with Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi.

A total of 118 teachers were trained in these workshops.According to a PGIMER press release, the goal of these trainings was to provide basic information on HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral therapy (ART) to the teachers of all ANM Nursing Training Schools of Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab so that they imparted the same training to their ANM students; hence, enabling them to adequately support, care and treat their HIV-positive patients.

The teachers were trained about basics of HIV/AIDS, stigma and discrimination, counselling and testing for HIV, prevention of parent to child transmission (PPTCT), infection control and post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and sexually transmitted infections in HIV.

The lectures were followed by group works, such as role plays, presentations and discussions.

CHANDIGARH: To sensitise children towards energy conservation and to inculcate the habit of proper utilisation of energy, the ministry of power in association with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is undertaking the National Awareness Campaign 2014.

Among the main activities of the campaign is a painting competition for school students. Therefore, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed the schools to conduct painting competitions at school level by September 30.

After the completion of the two-hour painting competition, the school principal may select two best paintings and send them to the address of the nodal officer of their respective state or UT before September 30.

Schools are requested to send the list of students participating in the painting competition (category wise) to their state nodal officers.
The schools with 100% participation will get their names included in the painting competition booklet prepared by BEE.

Category A includes students of Classes 4 to 6, while Category B comprises students of Classes 7 to 9. The topics for Category A are - Save Energy, Secure Your Future, Conserve Energy for Brighter Future and Save Electricity to Illuminate More Homes. Category B topics are Global Warming is Global Warning, Make it Right, Change Your Light and Develop Energy Saving Culture, Light More Homes for Brighter Future.

The selected students will participate at state-level competition on November 15. The committee of experts will select up to 50 best paintings under each category.The students further selected will participate at national-level competition on December 12.All participants will get a certificate of participation.

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