Friday, June 2, 2023

Nagaland: International nurses day celebrated


Along with the rest of the world, Nagaland also celebrated International Nurses’ Day by conducting several activities to thank and honour the nurses for the crucial role performed by them in healthcare. The day is celebrated on May 12 around the world to highlights the importance of nurses in the healthcare sector. International nurses day also marks the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
KOHIMA: The day was celebrated, under the theme, “Our nurses. Our future” at Multipurpose Hall, NHAK on May 12.
Speaking on the occasion, commissioner and secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Y Kikheto Sema, lauded the nurses for their dedication and work, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, which he termed it as reminder of the vital role played by nurses.
Emphasizing that the greatest threat to global health was the shortage of workforce, where women consisted of 70% of the global health workforce, and in order to promote gender equality, Kikheto suggested on the need to invest in the nursing sector. He said in Nagaland out of the total 1797 nurses only 21 were male nurses. He also described hospital with fewer/ less nurses to a building with a weak foundation, and said that to meet the healthcare challenges, investment in the nursing sector was needed.
Highlighting the theme of the celebration, principal, SON, Tiakala Longkumer highlighted the crucial role played by the nurses in shaping the future of the healthcare. The program was chaired by secretary finance TNAI, Alula Walling, invocation by chaplain, Vikepu Tepa and vote of thanks by secretary welfare, TNAI, Mary Tikhir.
Mokokchung: In Mokokchung, the day was celebrated at IMDH Mokokchung. Addressing the gathering as chief guest, CMO Mokokchung, Dr. Kibangkumba called upon all the nurses to reaffirm their dedication to the call of the Nobel profession.
He said nurses were the backbone of health care institution, and advised the nurses to be dedicated to implement all the health programme initiated by the government.
Earlier, speaking on the theme, Lipoksangla N/T said the day was celebrated to honour the service rendered by the nursing community for humanity. The programme was chaired by T. Temsusenla Aier vice president,SON, prayer for the nurses was offered by pastor MTBA and vote of thanks by Imolangla Jamir N/T.


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