Introduction of GTBS (c) Hospital & Institute of Nursing Education
The residents of Model Town, Ludhiana have a great affinity for recitation of holy kirtan. It was in 1975 that tradition of morning kirtan from 4am to 6.30am.was started in an organized manner. Eminent ragis used to recite kirtan daily and it emerged as “kirtan Lari” The Congregation turned out in thousands. Since this kirtan Lari was a great success, some kind hearted people with a progressive mind & having concern for the well being of society thought of starting a Charitable Hospital in memory of Shri Teg Bahadur Sahib. Therefore, a delegate with above mission met the Then Chief Minister Giani Zail Singh who was kind enough to allot a plot of land measuring 4,000sq. yards, for the proposed Hospital. Thus a thought for the noble cause gained momentum. Foundation stone of the present Hospital was laid on laid on 4.4.1976 by Sh. Dev. Raj. Urs, the then chief Minister of Karnataka .The digging Ceremony of the plinth was performed by Late Sant Kartar Sewa Singh who has been known for his self-less service to the “Humanity”. With the co-operation and generosity of Sangat, a four storeyed building came into existence which was inaugurated by S. Parkash Singh Badal the then Chief Minister of Punjab on 29.10.1978. Thus, the dream of a few enlightened and like minded people turned in reality.
A registered Trust was setup with the aim to develop this institution into a unique place for providing the best possible medical and nursing care to patients. At present, the Hospital has 354 beds and it is equipped with all modern facilities required for its functioning. An important salient feature of this institution that it meets the spiritual needs of the patients and their relatives besides meeting their therapeutic and physical needs The institution has come up by dint of hard work and sincere efforts of like minded people from “Sangat” employees and public of Ludhiana and other places in India and abroad. The thought of starting the Institution of nursing education had come from late S. Surjit Singh Bhatia an educationist, (Retired D.P.I College of Punjab), Who initiated it by donating Rs. 1 lac for this cause. Since general nursing is the base for advance studies and specialization in nursing Our institution had ,therefore ,started the education course for “General nursing and midwifery.”This was an important land mark in the history of this Hospital as this activity led better patient care. 1.
Philosophy of Institute of Nursing Education
Institute of Nursing Education, GTB Charitable Hospital believes that nursing is distinctive among the practice disciplines. Nursing is a service which relates to the whole person through ministry of caring for sick and suffering. The insititute believes that nursing education is the instrument by which nurses can be trained for care of the society.
The unique characteristics of nursing education in this institution is that nurses are prepared with spiritual, psychological, social & moral growth based on principles of humanity.
The diploma program in nursing education prepares nurses for entry level practice of professional nursing.
The baccalaureate nursing education provides graduation level education necessary for advanced nursing practice. These graduate nurses act professionally as self assured, competent individuals who think critically, enage in clinical research, assess and manage health needs of clients.
The faculty believes that institution has primary responsibility to provide each student accurate & valid information through a current and relevant curriculum that meets the standards of Indian Nursing Council. The faculty accepts accountability for providing students with a varitey of theoretical & clinical learning experience which are fair, individual & equitable.