Imphal, May 16,
“I feel proud of the fact that nurses of Manipur are very popular for their mild mannered and behavior and skill”, Dr. Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur lauded the nurses of Manipur while speaking on the International Nurses Day observance at Jubilee Hall, RIMS here in Imphal.
This year’s theme for the International Nurses Day is “Nurses: A voice to lead – Health for all”. The Train Nurses Association of India has been observing the day commemorating the service of the Florence Nightingale popularly known as ‘the lady with a lamp’, to mark her birth anniversary on every May 12. Train Nurses Association of India Manipur state branch observed the day today to remember the day.
Dr. Najma Heptulla, who attended as the Chief Guest of the observance said that nurses from the state are very much in demand in other state and even abroad. The governor also expressed acknowledgment to the present state of health care service which needed to be improved.
“The service delivery role of nurse practitioners in primary healthcare has not improved as much as many originally envisage”, Dr. Heptulla said and added that the reason for that were many and for that the government is making serious efforts to address them.
She however said that improving the health service with greater numbers of more widely qualified nurses is not the whole answer. To focus properly on safe, quality care and spend the maximum time caring for patients, rather than messaging keyboards and endless paperwork, she said and added that better service can be provided to the patients with a stronger emphasis on quality and improving patient contact time.
On the occasion rich tribute was paid to the Florence Nightingale. The observance was also attended by Vumlunmang Vualnam, Principal Secretary ( Health & Family Welfare), Dr. K. Rajo Singh, Director ( health & Family Welfare) and Dr. A Shanta, Director RIMS as dignitaries on the dais.
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