HP to open seven new nursing schools, colleges

Shimla/August 18 (NG News)
Himachal government would open four General Nursing and Midwifery School and three B.Sc Nursing Colleges in private sector for which the government on Monday invited Expression of Interest from private players.

A Health Department spokesperson said that the state government has invited Expression of Interest for opening four GNM School at Rohru in Shimla district and Sarkaghat, Mandi and Sundernagar in Mandi district besides three B.Sc Nursing Colleges at Chamba, Jogindernagar and Mandi in private sector.

The spokesman said that the state government has directed the SDM level committees to carry out inspection of these locations in term of physical infrastructure, manpower and equipments as per the norms laid down by the Indian Nursing Council (INC).

“Two ANM Schools with annual intake capacity of 30 seats each have been made functional from the academic session 2013-14 at Shahpur and Nurpur in private sector and INC has permitted opening of one more B.Sc Nursing College at Shahpur with an annual intake capacity of 40 seats from the academic session 2014-15,” said that spokesperson.

He said that one M.Sc Nursing College has been permitted at Baru Sahib in Sirmour district by the INC with annual intake capacity of 20 seats, in which classes would start from the academic session 2014-15.

He added that in addition to the private sector, 30 students of Post Basic B.Sc Nursing are undergoing training in Sister Nivedita College of Nursing, Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla. He said that the State Government was considering to grant permission for opening up five B.Sc Nursing Colleges, one Post B.Sc Nursing College and two GNM Schools from the academic session 2014-15.