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Fake nursing schools galore in Udalguri

UDALGURI : With the surge of number of students opting for  para-medical studies,there have been mushrooming growth of fake institutions across the Udalguri district. 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-affilated institute.According to reports,Neevadita Sevapeeth a Rangia based nursing training institute with branches in Baihata Charali in Kamrup and Udalguri town which was in the list is nopt 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 auxillary nursing which doesn’t require such affiliation however some students of the institute claimed that they were assured of government services during admission. 

“Our head office is in Rangia we offer short courses on Anatomy,Gynaecolgy and First Aid but regarding affiliation I am unaware “ , said Bandan Das staff of the Udalguri centre while adding that the institute is running from past three years and as many as 60-70 students are enrolled at present.

While another such institute which is yet to start its service  under the name of Nursing  Training Centre,Tangla has come up in Tangla town in the district, which is seeking admission for various paramedical courses including ANM,GNM,Pharmacy, Labatory courses. Surprisingly this institution is not registered anywhere neither Assam Nursing Council or Indian Nursing Council. On being contacted the director of the institute who is interestingly from Rangia of Kamrup(R) stated that it is unrecognized  and the training centre is not authorized but claimed that process for its affiliation is underway.“I have learnt existence of such institutes from media reports,but regarding their affiliation and authorization  I don’t have any information. But if we receive any written complaint I will definetly enquire and act as per procedural norms ” Joint Director of Health and Services, Udalguri Dr., Tayebur Rahman told The Sentinel.The Assam Nursing Council authorities couldn't be reached for comments. 

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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