International Nurses Day celebrated in Nagaland


Addressing a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan on International Nurses Day, the President called nurses- true nation-builders. The MLA congratulated the nurses for choosing the career in spite of knowing the several hazardous challenges they would face.

Anita, who works at Mudakhal health sub-centre, is the only nurse from the State to get the award.

Introducing the theme, Nursing tutor SON NHAK, S. Tiakala Longkumer said worldwide nurses day was celebrated based on a theme that was decided by global council of nurses to enable nurses to understand the philosophical basis of the entire practice.

The health worker was also awarded as best Health Worker in the district earlier this year.

The programme was attended by retired nurse officers, students and staff of NHAK. He further encouraged them to raise their voices in the government policy making. She has ensured 100 per cent institutional delivery in the villages under her sub-centre which has also reported 74 per cent vaccination this year.

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The program helps nurses learn the managerial skills necessary to be an effective leader in the hospital.

Nagaland Governor P B Acharya in a message on the occasion of International Nurses Day 2018, "saluted the service and determination" of all nurses working in the public and private sector of the State.

International Nurses Day is celebrated every year all around the world on May 12 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Florence Nightingale and to mark the nurses' contributions towards people's health. "Our Government in #Bengal has set up new Nursing Training Schools with a view to increasing the number of trained nurses".

The results of the survey were released along with a report titled Staffing For Safe And Effective Care: Nursing On The Brink, which highlighted fears over staff shortages affecting patient care and the health of nurses.

A special prayer for the nurses was offered by Dr. Ngopelo while Vepothilu and friends presented a song "We are women".