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International Nurses Day: Celebrities Express Their Gratitude To All The Nurses Helping India Fight Against COVID-19 

As the world celebrates May 12 as the International Nurses Day, here’s how Bollywood celebrities paid their tributes to the nurses

India has over 3 million registered nurses: WHO
Highlights
  • We'll always be indebted to you all: Abhishek Bachchan
  • Nurses are working round the clock to keep us healthy: Sidharth Malhotra
  • We are grateful to you and wish you good health: Dia Mirza

New Delhi: India is battling a COVID-19 crisis, where the second wave of infection has gripped the nation with more than 4 lakh new cases being reported every day. At such a time when the healthcare infrastructure of the nation is stretched, healthcare workers are working day and night to ensure the treatment and recovery of their patients. India has over 3 million registered nurses, which accounts for 47 per cent of the total healthcare workers in the country, as per WHO. This is the highest share of healthcare workers in India. As the world celebrates May 12 as the International Nurses Day, here’s how Bollywood celebrities paid their tributes to the nurses.

Abhishek Bachchan shared a heartfelt video on Twitter to express his gratitude. He wrote,

The nurses have kept humanity above everything else working long hours & risking their lives to protect their patients. This #InternationalNursesDay I salute their relentless efforts & their undying spirit to fight Covid-19. We’ll always be indebted to you all.

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Kajol also shared a video for nurses, where as she thanked them for all their sacrifices and wished them a Happy International Nurses Day. She wrote, 

In times like this let’s raise a toast to our very own practical gods and goddesses! #InternationalNursesDay

In the past few days, I’ve come across news of nurses trying to uplift the spirit of their patients while they themselves are going through emotional & physical stress. My heartfelt gratitude to you all for everything that you’re doing for us tweeted Sanjay Dutt.

Sidharth Malhotra highlighted the importance of nurses who are working non-stop ever since the COVID outbreak. He wrote in his tweet, 

Every day, while most of us are staying at home, nurses are working round the clock to keep us healthy. they have always been, and will continue to be, crucial to our well-being. thank you to all the nurses for working tirelessly to save lives… happy #internationalnursesday.

Also Read: International Nurses Day 2021: 10 Lesser Known Facts About Nurses And Why They Are A Critical Part Of The Pool Of Healthcare Infrastructure

Actor and Activist Dia Mirza expressed her gratefulness towards nurses and thanked them for their work. Her tweet read, 

In these extraordinary times your commitment to saving lives, your compassion and humanity is everything to every nurse and midwife, we are grateful to you and wish you good health. #InternationalNursesDay #SupportNursesAndMidwives

Akshay Kumar shared his experience from his recent COVID-related hospitalisation, as he thanked nurses. He wrote, 

When I was hospitalised recently, what totally moved me was the amazing capacity of nurses at work. Selflessly and non-stop. Thank you to the real heroes. #InternationalNursesDay

Thank you for doing your best to nurse humanity back to health #InternationalNursesDay, tweeted Actor Randeep Hooda. 

Also Read: International Nurses Day 2021: What Is It Like To Be A Nurse In Times Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Swara Bhasker took to twitter to remind everyone that the International Nurses Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, as she too, thanked the nurses for their work. She wrote, 

Thank you Nurses and medical attendants! You are our true heroes and sheroes. Today and everyday. #InternationalNursesDay also marks the birth anniversary of #FlorenceNightingale

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 (WaterSanitation 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 pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

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