Kolkata, Sep 02 : With an aim to strengthen nursing education in the state, the West Government has allotted a fund of Rs 56.58 crore. The fund is mainly for setting up five more nursing training institutions – at SSKM Hospital, North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Suri Sadar Hospital and Alipurduar District Hospital.
The institutions would conduct the general nursing and midwifery (GNM) course. These five would add to the 89 GNM schools already running in the State. It may be mentioned that the State Health Department had decided last January to open 27 more schools for teaching GNM, many through the PPP model.
There would be at least one nursing school in every district.UNI