GUWAHATI, June 7 - A two-day workshop on oncology nursing got under way at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) here today. It is being conducted in collaboration with the National Cancer Grid head office in Mumbai.
The workshop is being conducted by doctors and nurses from BBCI, Asian Institute of Nursing Education (AINE), Regional College of Nursing and Assam Cancer Care Foundation.
Swapna Joshi, Nursing Superintendent at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai is attending the workshop as an invited faculty. The workshop is being attended by 60 nurses from different hospitals.
Speaking on the occasion BBCI Director Dr Amal Chandra Kataki said �Nurses spend more time with patients than doctors, and nursing care is one of the most important components in cancer treatment. Nowadays, oncology nursing is developing into a sub-speciality. Hence, there is the pressing need to conduct more workshops and training for nurses working in cancer hospitals. BBCI runs post-basic nursing training in oncology in association with AINE.�
The National Cancer Grid is a network of major cancer centres, research institutes, patient groups and charitable institutions across India with the mandate of establishing uniform standards of patient care for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, Dr Kataki further said.