TECHNOLOGY CAN’T REPLACE TOUCH, SAYS MATRON
‘She is known as the founder of modern day nursing’
Students of Then India Sanmarga Ikya ( TISI) Sangam Institute of Technology College of Nursing was reminded that they were trained to care for human beings. Labasa Hospital manager nursing matron Tavaita Suraki while commemorating Florence Nightingale Day at the school in Labasa on Friday said human beings had feelings and no technology or machine could ever replace the touch of another human being.
“In the days of Florence Nightingale, the flame of the candle was used to light her way as she made her rounds to the sick and the injured.
“The bright light today has become a symbol of knowledge, enlightenment, experience and hope,” she said.
“The tradition of lighting of the lamp ceremony serves as an icon in nursing from Florence Nightingale that is known as founder of the modern day nursing.
“It is an auspicious occasion in every nurse’s life in reverence to the Lady of the Lamp.” Ms Suraki said the ceremony in memory of Nightingale initiated students into the noble profession where they adorned their uniforms before actual practice in medical surroundings. “The burning light represents the continual search of knowledge that will guide the nursing stu- dents in their career,” she said. “I would like to plead with the institution to make every effort in ensuring that the new cadre of nurses upholds the human aspect of nursing,” Ms Suraki said. “I am hoping that your syllabus dictates the competency of holistic approach where all components of each individual are nursed physically, socially, psychologically and spiritually.” TISI Sangam Institute of Tech- nology College of Nursing acting director Kishan Kumar said during the special occasion the first batch of 110 nursing students were initiated. Two weeks later they will begin with clinical at Labasa Hospital. “From the year 2005 since the institution was established, 450 students have graduated.”
First year students of Then India Sanmarga Ikya (TISI) Sangam Institute of Technology College of Nursing pay tribute to the celebrated English founder of modern day nursing, Florence Nightingale.