The Gujarat Nursing Council (GNC) has waved a green flag to the Government Nursing College, Lakshadweep to start a three-year B.Sc Nursing course with 30 seats on September 30.
The Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU) approved the proposal of affiliating the first nursing college of the Union Territory to the University, with the Local Screening Committee consisting of Dr. Kashyap Kharchia, Dr. Parul Vadgama, Dr. KN Bhatt, and Kiran. After an online inspection of the facilities of the Nursing College, the Nursing College Administration had applied for recognition from the Gujarat Nursing Council. It is worth noting that Praful Patel – the administrator of Lakshadweep, is from Gujarat.
A three-member team headed by Dr. Pragnaben Dabhi (Registrar of Gujarat Nursing Council), Dr. Vasudha Prapati, Dr. Indravati Rao conducted an online inspection of the Government Nursing College and checked the hostel facilities, faculty staff, laboratory, and other parameters. The team prepared a report of its findings and submitted it to GNC for further decision.
Based on the report, GNC members headed by Chairman Dr. MM Prabhakar, Dr. Anil Naik, Dr. Bipin Patel, Iqbal Kadiwala gave a green signal to start the B.Sc Nursing course in Lakshadweep College with 30 seats for the year 2021-22. Signed. Gujarat Nursing Council committee member Iqbal Kadiwala said, “Our committee member has virtually inspected the nursing college and found that it has met all the parameters with the 100-bed facility setup attached to the college. In the end, all the members were satisfied with the parameters that the college complied with and allowed to start B.Sc Nursing course with 30 seats.
A copy of the permission granted by the GNC, in which the council has given 20 conditions to the college authorities of Lakshadweep. As per the conditions laid down by the GNC, the institute should take permission from the GNC every year at the time of admission, and for that, the institute should send the required documents by the month of April every year. The process of admission to the college will be as per the norms laid down by the state government.
Reading and hostel facilities should be maintained as and when required and verified by the Council at any time without any prior notice. At the time of evaluation of verification of reports, if the Council is of the opinion that the facilities and training in the institution are not adequate or properly maintained and teaching-learning activities are not carried on as required, the Council may withdraw the permission and may remove the institution from the list of approved training institutes.
Dr. Kashyap Karachia, a member of the VNSGU Syndicate, who was part of the local screening committee, said that the university would prepare the paper for the examinations and it would be scrutinized by the appropriate authority of the university. The nursing college would be inspected by the local inquiry committee every year to check whether they follow the standards or not.