We are blessed with much resource in our School of Nursing, in terms of faculty, skills lab, equipment. Therefore we are now in a position to share it with other nurses in the state and nearby states too. Thus began our journey with NERU. We now conduct workshops for nursing faculty from schools and colleges of nursing – government, private and mission; and skills labs for nursing faculty.
It is the other initiative in which we conduct a one week exposure programme in maternal and child health care for young adolescent girls from nearby villages. We have thus far trained over 200 girls. We also conduct a two month Roshni programme for young girls. This time it is a hands-on training in maternal and child health skills. Twenty girls have undergone this training and are helping themselves or neighbours in their villages.
Mitra offers an annual 10-week Course in the Art and Science of Community Health, from the year 2014.
To share the passion for Community Health and help create community health practitioners who are competent and caring, with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to work towards a healthy community.
The BSc Course started by the Martin Luther Christian University ,Shillong is of 3 years duration and 1 year of internship. CHB offers placement for internship. The rotations include community health, medicine , surgery, paediatric and obstetric postings . The interns are practically trained to diagnose and treat common health problems, to provide the initial management of emergencies and to refer appropriately and transfer seriously-ill or injured patients for further care.