Daily Dhaka Times: Nestlé Nutrition Institute organized the Grand Finale of “Nutrition Nightingale”, an inter-institute quiz competition today at the Ballroom in The Westin Dhaka. Paramedics from five key Institutes and hospitals took part in the Semi Final Round. Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Information Affairs Adviser to the Honourable Prime Minister, was present at the event as Chief Guest.
A part of NNI’s educational initiatives, the competition was aimed to evaluate and raise awareness on the knowledge level of paramedics on relevant WHO Codes, basic nutritional facts, and other pertinent areas of expertise.
The competition started on November 4, 2015 with 10 Institute and hospitals. Out of those 10 institutes, five hospitals namely Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Central Hospital Limited, Square Hospitals Limited, and Aichi Medical College and Hospital made it to the Final Round after a thorough filtering process.
The Grand Finale started with a semifinal stage. Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital, Square Hospitals Limited and Aichi Medical College and Hospital reached the final stage, where Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital ultimately became triumphant by winning the competition. Square Hospitals Limited was the First Runner up and Aichi Medical College and Hospital became the Second Runner Up.
Chaired by Shuriya Begum, Registrar, Bangladesh Nursing Council, the program was also attended by Stéphane Nordé, Managing Director at Nestlé Bangladesh Limited; Luke John Gomes, Nutrition Director, Nestlé Bangladesh Ltd., Naquib Khan, Director, Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Bangladesh Limited; Halima Akhter, President, Bangladesh Midwifery Association; Nilofar Forhad, Deputy Director, Directorate of Nursing Services; Prof. (Dr.) M. Saifur Rahman, National Medical College Hospital; and others.