Entire nation grateful to nursing community: President

International Nurses Day 2018 Date Theme Significance & Celebrations Around the World on Florence Nightingale's Birthday

On the International Nurses Day, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that her govt has set up new Nursing Training Schools with a view to increasing the number of trained nurses.

Introducing the theme, Nursing tutor SON NHAK, S. Tiakala Longkumer said global nurses day was celebrated based on a theme that was decided by worldwide council of nurses to enable nurses to understand the philosophical basis of the entire practice. Each year, International Council of Nurses (ICN) prepares and distributes the International Nurses' Day Kit.

The Governor also expressed his opinion that nurses have a great responsibility in protecting the health of the growing population as well as to contribute towards better healthcare and medical services. He said that nurses were the backbone of the healthcare system.

In addition, CCG employees will be able to use the hashtag #thisnurse to show support for the awesome work carried out by nurses, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Lauding the Health Ministry for its efforts and initiatives in improving and enhancing nursing education in the country.

At the function, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare conferred the Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 nurses from across the country in presence of Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health).

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is hosting a recruitment day for Band 5, Mental Health Nursing vacancies.

Sharing on the theme of the day, general secretary of Phek unit TNAI, Velulu Vasa said that nurses come across lots of challenges in delivery of health care and were in the unique profession that creates awareness, meeting patients needs and making health services easy, affordable and safe with quality care.

In his message, Acharya said that nurses were the largest group of health professionals, who were the closest and often the only available health workers to the public.

The programme was chaired by nursing sister, Akhwele with Nupasalu invoking God's blessing.

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