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International Nurses Day 2021: PM Modi And Other Ministers Express Gratitude To Nursing Staff At The Forefront Of COVID-19

International Nurses Day 2021: PM Modi acknowledged the role of the nursing staff who are at the frontline in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

International Nurses Day 2021 PM Modi And Other Ministers Express Gratitude To Nursing Staff At The Forefront Of COVID-19

New Delhi: International Nurses Day is observed on May 12 every year to honour the contributions made by nurses in society. The theme this year is, ‘Nurses: A voice to lead – A vision for future healthcare’. This year the day aims to look back and reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on the health system and the nursing profession and how this will affect the future of healthcare. Acknowledging the role of the nursing staff especially in the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media and thanked the frontline warriors for working towards ‘healthy India’.

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“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”, wrote PM Modi.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu too urged people to express their gratitude to nurses for their invaluable contribution in advancing health and well-being of the people. He wrote, “On International Nurses Day, I compliment our nurses for rendering untiring, selfless service to the people. They have been at the forefront during this pandemic, being a critical link in our health infrastructure.”

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan thanked the nurses for going an extra mile to nurse the world to health during COVID-19. He said, “Your commitment to provide efficient & effective care founded on professionalism, skills & deep compassion is awe inspiring.”

The International Nurses Day also marks the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale – one of history’s most famous nurses, who is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing. She took care of wounded British and allied soldiers in Turkey during the Crimean War. Dr Vardhan called to take inspiration from Ms Nightingale and said, “She told the world the meaning of service by serving the injured in the battlefield even under adverse circumstances.”

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called) healthcare staff as ‘real heroes’ and thanked them for their service on the occasion of International Nurses Day. He wrote, “On this #InternationalNursesDay, my salute to thousands of nurses and frontline workers who are working day and night to save lives of the people during this pandemic.”

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot lauded the nurses for their sacrifices and selfless service to the nation. “Greetings on #InternationalNursesDay to all the nurses, who are the frontline warriors during present corona pandemic. They have been serving humanity & saving lives with utmost dedication & commitment”, he wrote.

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“Kerala’s greatest exports are our nurses”, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and added, “They’re making their mark felt not just across our country, but around the globe as well. During this pandemic they’ve been toiling to save our lives. On this #InternationalNursesDay we salute each and every one of you!”

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi saluted the contribution of nurses and said, “My wishes to those who are nursing away pain and suffering from this world. We salute your contribution and admire your altruistic spirit. Thank you, Nurses.”

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Sharing a picture with nursing staff, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor called for support, understanding, recognition, resources, insurance and time off to rest for nurses. “Saluting the heroic nurses who are the frontline warriors in the fight against #Covid, on their special day”, he wrote.

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Here Are Some More Tweets Thanking Nurses

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World

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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