On the occasion of International Nurses Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered praises on nurses across the country on International Nurses Day.
PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote: “International Nurses Day is a day to express gratitude to the hardworking nursing staff, who is at the forefront of fighting COVID-19. Their sense of duty, compassion, and commitment towards a healthy India is exemplary.” International Nurses Day is observed every year on May 12, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, perhaps the most famous nurse who started formal training for nurses.
International Nurses Day is a day to express gratitude to the hardworking nursing staff, who is at the forefront of fighting COVID-19. Their sense of duty, compassion and commitment towards a healthy India is exemplary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 12, 2021
Nurses have played the most important role during this Covid-19 situation and has stood as the backbone of the hospitals and clinics especially in taking care of millions of Covid-19 patients for months by putting their lives at risk. The theme for this year’s International Nurses Day is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A Vision for Future Healthcare.
However, around 116 nurses and 199 healthcare workers have died due to COVID-19 in the country so far, the government informed Lok Sabha earlier this month, citing data from states received under an insurance scheme.
“Nursing is always a challenging job, we at Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital work to serve pregnant mothers and babies. In this pandemic, our job has become more and more challenging as we have to take care of infections and as well as we have to take care of ourselves. this pandemic has changed the way we work, we are unable to give time to our family,” said Finny Alexander Head of Nursing Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital while sharing his thoughts on Nurses Day.
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According to the WHO, ”nurses account for more than half of all the world’s health workers, yet there is an urgent shortage of nurses worldwide with 5.9 million (2020) more nurses still needed, especially in low- and middle-income countries.