‘Nurses are important component in treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19’

Former minister Priya Sethi felicitating Medical Superintendent SMGS Hospital Dr Manoj Chalotra on Tuesday.

JAMMU: Acknowledging the contribution of Nursing staff in the patient healthcare amidst COVID pandemic, former minister Priya Sethi said that nurses are important component in the treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19.
Priya Sethi made these observations while honouring the nurses and para-medical staff of SMGS Hospital as frontline Corona warriors here in connection with the celebration of International Nurses Day.
International Nurses Day is organised on 12th May to celebrate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, who was the first person to turn the nursing profession into an organised sector with standardised roles and responsibilities. In 1854, she brought 38 volunteer nurses to care for soldiers during the Crimean War.
Priya Sethi felicitated Dr Manoj Chalotra, Medical Superintendent SMGS Hospital and Dr Rakesh Sharma, Deputy Superintendent and staff nurses of SMGS Hospital for their contribution in the pandemic time as Corona warriors.
Former Minister highlighted the contribution of the nursing staff and said the nurses are performing their duties efficiently despite many odds.
“Your undiluted courage, selflessness, determination and focus have ensured that India remains on track in these difficult times. She thanked these corona warriors and said that they work tirelessly and with deep dedication displayed an unshakable faith and conviction that Corona can be defeated and that India and humanity will ultimately triumph,” she said.
“We salute the determination and grit in these heroes. India shall be safe and shall emerge victorious in this fight against COVID-19 because of the selfless sacrifice of these Corona warriors,” she asserted.
Referring to the contribution of Florence Nightingale in modern nursing on whose name the Nurses Day is being celebrated globally, Sethi urged the nurses to follow her footsteps and selflessly serve the mankind, which is their ultimate mandate.
Among others who were present included Anju Dogra, Kudeep Kandhari, Parveen Kerni, Vipan Sharma, Rubina Akther and Anita Gupta.