NAHARLAGUN, 12 May: Nurses across the state celebrated International Nurses Day on 12 May to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, with the theme, ‘Nurses: A voice to lead-a vision for future health care.’
A nurse in Naharlagun said, “We always pray for the patients and ask them to stay fit, and hope that they do not have to visit the hospital again, especially when we are going through a critical and testing time due to the pandemic.”
Advising people to stay at home, she said, “don’t let your negligence bring you to the hospital during the pandemic.”
Another nurse said, “The full containment (lockdown) and curfew imposed by the government is good and it can only be successful if all sections of society follow Covid-appropriate behaviour. You have the opportunity to share time with your dear ones, unlike us, the nurses, who can only wish to spend time with our loved ones without having to worry about infecting them.”
As part of the celebration, nurses at the district hospital in Daporijo, Upper Subansiri district, distributed fruits to the indoor patients.
International Nurses Day celebration reports have also been received from various parts of the state, including the Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences, and the community health centres in Bhalukpong, Ruksin and Raga.