Public health needs quality service of Nurses: Speaker

Our Correspondent
Kohima | May 12

Terming ‘nursing’ as a noble profession that serves humanity by extending medical services to the society, Nagaland Speaker, Kiyanilie Peseyie today on International Nurses Day said there is a need for nurses to be prepared to meet any unforeseen contingency if there is a threat to public health and thereby play a crucial role.

“The state of public health is closely connected to the quality services of the nurses,” he said and urged them to inculcate a sense of belongingness to  society and also recognise the significance of health in the process of economic and social development and improving quality of life of citizens.

While also appreciating the self sacrificing service of the nursing community, he advised them to render service to patients “always with a smiling face” . In view of the growing emphasis on health care worldwide, he called upon the nurses to be the driving force in this field: “The nurses should strive to raise the standards of nursing service throughout the globe and provide a channel for international communication within the nursing profession”, he said.

Further stating that nurses get to deal with patients from divergent sections of the society and from different walks of life, he appealed the nurses to extend equal and unbiased services to all patients irrespective of the patient’s class. This year’s International Nurses Day was held under the theme “Delivering Quality Serving Communities Nurses Leading Care Innovation” at the Naga Hospital Complex.

Special song by student nurses and roll play on the theme by Tiala N/T and friends marked the day’s programme. The programme was chaired by Yanbeni, president, TNAI local branch Kohima while vote of thanks was proposed by its general secretary Kronon.