Nurses Day calls for good nursing care towards ailing patients

Nurses Day calls for good nursing care towards ailing patients
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Kohima, May 10: Nurses should play an important role in curing diseases with their good nursing care towards the ailing patients, said Joint Director of Health and Family Welfare Department, Nagaland, Ch. Henia.
She was addressing the International Nurses Day organized by Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) Local Branch Kohima on the theme “Nurses: A voice to lead – Health for all” at Naga Hospital Authority here. International Nurses Day falls on May 12, however considering the day being clashed with Mothers’ Day, TNAI Kohima held the celebration today.
Nurses need to have compassion in order to give quality service and shorten the hospital stay of a patient, which will not only decrease the infection but also bring about self satisfaction among the them, Henia said.
Maintaining that nursing is a practice and it requires both knowledge and skill, the officer called upon the nursing teachers to upgrade their knowledge and the students to enhance their skills so that the combined experiment would yield better service delivery.
Henia also called upon the nurses to rededicate themselves to the nursing service and bring about work culture and instill positive attitude while delivering quality service.
Dwelling on the theme of the celebration, Deputy Director (Nursing), Shetoni said it was in 1974 this day was officially recognized and celebrated across the world.
“Health means not just the availability of health services, but a complete state of physical and mental health that enables a person to lead a socially and economically productive life,” she said.
Stating that Universal Health Coverage (UHC) addresses the vision of ‘Health for All’, she said UHC means that all people and communities can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user to financial hardship.
She said nurses should be interested in Global Health Challenges that impact ‘Health for All’ in order to advocate and provide care for individuals and communities.
“Nurses must take a greater role in leadership in epidemic preparedness so that plans, resources and response are both evidence based and patient centred,” Shetoni said.
She also informed the gathering that the Nursing Now campaign is a three-year effort (2018-2020) to improve health globally by raising the status of nursing and enabling nurses to maximize their contribution to achieving UHC.
“Nurses and midwives are central to achieving health for all and the Sustainable Development Goals,” Shetoni added.
Nursing Superintendent of Naga Hospital Authority Kohima, Atemla lit the nursing lamp.
Special presentations by 1st year GNM students enthralled the gathering.
Chaired by TNAI Local Branch Kohima president, Medemsanenla the programme commenced with NHAK Chaplain Vikepu Tepa saying the prayer while TNAI Local Branch Kohima general secretary Maongkala tendered the vote of thanks. (Page News Service)