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Health College Officially Launches In Ba

Health College Officially Launches In Ba
From left: Walliamma Swamy, Manager Nursing Lautoka Hospital matron Milika Narogo, Chairman of Academic and staff Board of Sangam College of nursing Amraiya Naidu, and general manager TISI Sangam Karna Waddi Raju at Ba Sangam College on May 4,2017. Photo: Litia Tikomailepanoni
May 05
11:00 2017

The location of the TISI Sangam Institute of Technology College and Health Care Education (bridging programme) in Ba has been well-received by students and nurses there.

Nilima Virani said the opening of the institution saved time and money for those nurses who wished to further their qualifications.

Ms Virani is a staff nurse at Ba Mission Hospital. She is one of 48 students currently enrolled with a bridging programme in Bachelor of Nursing. 27 of the students are continuing the course while 21 are new from the Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki corridor.

The programme builds on the work of the TISI Sangam College of Nursing and Health Care in Labasa.

The programme was launched by manager Nursing Lautoka Hospital, Matron Milika Narogo, at Ba Sangam College yesterday.

Ms Virani said: “They have brought education right to our doorstep, this has been a great help to me as I do not have to travel all the way to Lautoka anymore. It is convenient and just near to where I live and work.

“The important thing about this it has boosted me to upgrade my knowledge, and I highly recommend this to my fellow nurses who are out there in Ba and surrounding areas. Make use of this opportunity.”

Matron Narogo said: “This is a milestone in Fiji nursing history, the dynamic of nursing in Fiji has changed rapidly over the last decade, as expectations from Fijians have risen rapidly.

“Fijians are benchmarking health care with Australia and New Zealand and expect nothing less from the nurse, thus there is a great need to upskill one’s health to ensure we meet the expectation of the general public who happens to be the best judge to the service we deliver,” Matron Narogo said.

Chairperson of the Academic and staff board of Sangam College of Nursing Amraiya Naidu said: “The management decided to reduce their burden by opening the new centre at Ba to assist them as well as all new entrants to pursue studies.

“We are confident that more of them will join to upgrade their qualification now that we have opened the centre closer to their area of work,” he said.

Chief Executive Officer TISI Sangam Fiji Jai Narayan said they had invested around $35,000 for the setup.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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