Nursing Training Centre in Tangla. Image: Northeast Now

With the surge of a number of students opting for para-medical studies, there have been mushrooming growth of fake institutions across the Udalguri district of Assam.

Two of such nursing institutes have grabbed everyone’s attention after the Assam Nursing Council in a report have listed one of them to be non-affiliated institute.

According to reports, Neevadita Sevapeeth a Rangia-based nursing training institute with branches in Baihata Charali in Kamrup and Udalguri town was non affiliated to either Assam Nursing Council or Indian Nursing Council.

The director of the institute said, “We are registered as a society and we offer a diploma course in auxiliary nursing, which doesn’t require such affiliation.”

“However, some students of the institute claimed that they were assured of government services during admission,” further added the director.

“Our head office is in Rangia. We offer short courses on Anatomy, Gynaecology and First Aid but regarding affiliation I am unaware,” said Bandan Das, member of the Udalguri centre.

“The institute has been in operation since last three years and as many as 60-70 students are enrolled,” Das added.

Another such institute, which is yet to start operation has come up in Tangla town.

Named as Nursing Training Centre, the institute came up three months back and it is seeking admission for various paramedical courses including ANM, GNM, Pharmacy, Laboratory courses.

But this institution is not registered anywhere neither under Assam Nursing Council or Indian Nursing Council.

On being contacted, the director of the institute stated that it is unrecognized and the training centre is not authorized but claimed that the process for its affiliation is underway.

“I have learnt about the existence of such institutes from media reports, but regarding their affiliation and authorization I don’t have any information,” said Dr Tayebur Rahman, Joint Director of Health and Services, Udalguri to Northeast Now.

“But if we receive any written complaint I will definitely inquire and act as per procedural norms,” Rahman added.

The Assam Nursing Council authorities couldn’t be reached for comments.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com

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