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JAMMU: The Department of Pediatrics organized Divisional round of National Neonatology Forum (NNF) quiz under the aegis of NNF, J&K State chapter in the college Auditorium of Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences (ASCOMS) and Hospital.National Neonatology Forum (NNF) is a very strong and large body of more than 8000 neonatologists and nurses across India and abroad.NNF has been actively involved in advocacy, policy making, research and quality improvement for last 4 decades. It encourages latest recommendations for neonatal care at different levels and develops neonatal component of the curriculum for medical as well as nursing teaching.As part of teaching NNF is organizing quiz activity both for postgraduates and nurses pan India. Four teams, Team A (Neha and Lata) from ASCOMS , Team B (Sabha and Reena ) from JK Medicity, Team C (Meenakshi and Neeraj) from SMGS and Team D (Sunil and Arusa) from SDDM Hospital were selected after screening test among 10 teams of various institutions who are involved in neonatal care.Sunil and Arusa from SDDM Hospital emerged as winners and qualified for the zonal round which will be held in 2nd week of November 2021.The scientific activity was inaugurated by Dr. Pavan Malhotra, Director Principal, ASCOMS in the presence of Dr. G S Saini Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics and President IAP J&K State chapter.The whole activity was conducted under the supervision of Divisional Coordinator Dr. Ravinder K. Gupta, Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, ASCOMS and Hospital. In his address, Dr. Ravinder K. Gupta, who happens to be the President of NNF J&K Chapter highlighted the significance of roles of nurses in neonatal period especially the first golden minute of life. Dr Ashu Jamwal, Professor of Pediatrics, GMC, Jammu briefed about the NNF body and its role.Dr. G S Saini, Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics and President IAP J&K State chapter appreciated the efforts of team ASCOMS for organizing the activity in impressive manner and stated that the questions asked to nurses were in a uniform way and stressed upon the need of such quiz activities for the benefit of nursing students who can play a significant role in decreasing neonatal morbidity as well as mortality.Dr. Pavan Malhotra, Director Principal ASCOMS Hospital lauded the efforts of the Department of Pediatrics in organizing such quiz activities in the institution. He also stated that nurses can play a very significant role at the time of birth and after.Dr. Pavan also lauded the role of Raj Jasrotia, Assistant Matron, SMGS hospital popularly known as sister Raju for her role in taking care of sick neonates in SMGS hospital for almost 25 years.He stressed upon the nursing students that they should actively participate in such academic activities and winning or losing hardly matters.Dr. Sanjeev Digra, Dr S S Slathia, Dr. Neera Singh, Dr. K R Sangra were among the senior pediatricians graced the occasion. The students among the enthusiastic audience did participate in this quiz and won lot of prizes.Dr. Sushil Sharma and Dr Rohit Singh were quiz masters.Dr. Vikas Mahajan, Dr. Priyanka Sharma, Dr. Vikas Sharma, and Dr. Anurag Vaid assisted in smooth conduct of this activity. Dr. Niharika Mahajan managed the stage. The contestants were awarded mementoes by the dignitaries in the end.
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