International Nurses Day celebrated

International Nurses Day celebrated

NAHARLAGUN, May 12: Commemorating the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing, the Trained Nurses Association of India, Arunachal Pradesh State branch celebrated the International Nurses Day with the theme “A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human Right” here at TRIHMS today.

Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Dr Tapasya Raghav, Special Secretary Health cum Mission Director (NHM) while wishing nurses on the day said that the nurses are the first impression of any hospital or health centre to a patient.

She urged the nursing personnel to be kind, caring and compassionate towards the patients as they are one who respond at first. She also motivated them to look forward with positive attitude and determination in bringing changes in patients’ lives.

The guest of honour, Dr M Lego, Director of Health Services urged the nurses to carry on the light passed by Florence Nightingale who lived for others in serving humanity. He stated that the immense contribution and commitment by the nursing fraternity is beyond measurable, and we remember them today, he added. He also encouraged them to follow ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ as their role model.

Commenting that ‘inherent in nursing is a respect for human rights’; he further urged them to meet the high expectations by making the best use of their abilities. He also asked them to keep sound health and mentally prepare themselves first.

Addressing the gathering, Additional Joint Director, Medical Education, Dr Reto Doye complimented the services rendered by the nursing community. While stating that nursing as the most sought after profession, he urged the nurses to look beyond the state to work other than confining oneself only at home state. He also encouraged the nurses to patiently listen to the patients.

Special guest Director of Medical Education (T & R) Dr R D Khrime also spoke about the contribution of Nightingale. He also encouraged the nurses to prepare themselves to serve the patients with compassion and care.

Earlier in the morning hours, fruits packets were distributed to the indoor patients of the hospital by the Special Secretary Health cum Mission Director, NHM along with the TNAI State branch members.

During the program, ex-matron K T Yasung, the 2017 National Florence Nightingale awardee was felicitated by the Special Secretary Tapasya Raghav.

Tage Munya will be awarded with the same award later today by the President of India, informed Techi Mepung.

The program ended with a vote of thanks by Techi Mepung, general secretary TNAI, State unit.

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