Seminar on ‘Leadership in Midwifery’



Aligarh : “Good and appropriate leadership will give our maternity services cohesion and direction. I am sure that our students and faculty at the College of Nursing, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) are working hard to improve clinical practice to raise standards in midwifery,” said the Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal, J N Medical College, Prof Rakesh Bhargava in his talk at the seminar on ‘Leadership in Midwifery’ of the College of Nursing held recently.

After lighting the ceremonial lamp for auspiciousness, Prof Bhargava gripped the audience with his articulation: “Midwives are essential as they are the first form of contact for the mother and her baby. They play a vital role in caring for the mother and the baby in the period which leads up to the labour, birth and early postnatal phase”.

Prof Bhargava pressed for the need for investing in initiatives of midwifery leadership programmes.

He emphasised, the faculty members at the College of Nursing are doing a wonderful job in covering the wide range of areas in midwifery leadership roles.

Prof Bhargava also spoke about how nursing and midwifery clinical leadership involves influencing and motivating others to deliver clinically effective care.

Prof Farha Azmi (Principal, College of Nursing) said: “More such seminars and conferences to raise awareness on the significance of the midwifery profession in saving lives of women after childbirth and providing quality infant care are scheduled to take place in the months to come”.

Mrs J N Sonja (Assistant Professor, College of Nursing) presented a talk on “Leadership in Midwifery”.

Dr Vijay LaxmiVerma delivered the welcome address.

Dr Ishaak Mohammad extended the vote of thanks.


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