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’.
“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.
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
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.”
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. #InternationalNursesDay
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) May 12, 2021
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.”
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) May 12, 2021
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.”
#InternationalNursesDay का दिन हम सब के लिए आधुनिक नर्सिंग की संस्थापक फेलोरिंस नाइटिंगेल के जीवन से प्रेरणा लेने का दिन है, जिन्होंने अपना पूरा जीवन रोगियों की सेवा में लगा दिया। विपरीत परिस्थितियों में भी युद्धभूमि में घायलों की सेवा कर उन्होंने दुनिया को सेवा का अर्थ बताया।
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) May 12, 2021
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.”
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. The healthcare staff are the real heroes. I thank them for their service.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 12, 2021
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.
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. Salute their sacrifices & selfless service.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) May 12, 2021
“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!”
Kerala's greatest export are our nurses. 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!
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) May 12, 2021
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.”
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. #InternationalNursesDay
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 12, 2021
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.
Saluting the heroic nurses who are the frontline warriors in the fight against #Covid, on their special day. They deserve support, understanding, recognition, resources, insurance — and time off to rest! #InternationalNursesDay pic.twitter.com/cWQCD95L3H
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 12, 2021
Here Are Some More Tweets Thanking Nurses
Nursing staff are the backbone of our medical system. Their care and healing touch ensures not just medical recovery but emotional well being of the patients. They have led the fight against COVID from the front. I salute the nurses of our country on this #InternationalNursesDay
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) May 12, 2021
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) May 12, 2021
Dear Sisters & Brothers, as nurses, you have always been our healthcare superheroes, more so during these unprecedented times. Please know that I pray for your safety and health.(1/2)#InternationalNursesDay
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) May 12, 2021
My humble tributes to Nurses all across the world on the occasion of International Nurses Day.
We will never forget the brave medical services provided by Nurses especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Suvendu Adhikari • শুভেন্দু অধিকারী (@SuvenduWB) May 12, 2021
NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.
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