International Nurses Day celebrated in Nagaland

International Nurses Day celebrated in Nagaland

International Nurses Day celebrated in Nagaland

On the occasion, Union Health minister JP Nadda gave away National Florence Nightingales Awards for Nurses. "A nurse, who is helping a patient in a remote village, in fighting a serious illness, is a nation-builder".

The President congratulated the award winners and said that the awardees display India's unity in diversity. He thanked the nurses for the commendable jobs that they had provided in the health units under Longleng district.

The President stated that in the past few years, the number of institutions for nursing education has increased.

Carmel Harney, Interim Director of Mental Health and Learning Disability Services says "I would greatly encourage all year 3 Students, newly qualified and registered Mental Health Nurses to attend this recruitment day to find out about the exciting opportunities available to you".

The President said that International Nurses Day is an occasion for the entire nursing community to remember Florence Nightingale and renew their commitment to her ideals. He said, a new Centrally Sponsored programme Ayushman Bharat has been brought in as a major step towards Universal Health Coverage.

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Phek: Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) Phek unit celebrated International Nurses Day under the theme "Nurses: A voice to lead - Health is a human right" at Conference hall DH Phek today.

Indian nurses' services and dedication are recognised all over the world, especially in the Gulf region where they are employed in a large number, he said.

Rita Angami, President, TNAI Local Branch, Kohima was awarded the Nurse of the Year during the commemoration.

Sister Anita Kumari Parida from Odisha working at Kalimela CHC in Malkangiri district was conferred prestigious Florence Nightingale Award as recognition for dedicated work done by her and compatriots on the frontlines. The award carries a medal, a certificate, a citation certificate and Rs. 50,000/-in cash to each of the awardees.

Also present at the award ceremony were, Arun Singhal, Additional Secretary (Health), Sanjeeva Kumar, Additional Secretary (Health) and Dr RK Vats, AS & DG (CGHS) along with other senior officers and invitees.

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