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Nursing has evolved as key pillar in the health care system: Kezo

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TNAI Nagaland Branch celebrates Golden jubilee

KOHIMA, JUNE 13: The Trained Nurses’ Association of India (TNAI) Nagaland Branch today celebrated golden jubilee, 50 years of its inception on the theme “Honouring the Glorious Past, Celebrating the Golden Present and Envisioning the Promising Future” at Capital Cultural Hall Kohima.
Speaking as chief guest, Commissioner & Secretary Health & Family Welfare, V Kezo said nursing has evolved as a key pillar in the health care system in the world.
He said it is the nurses who do all the work and watch the wards and patients without ceasing. Kezo said, nursing requires a lot of positive qualities as they deal with people who are fragile in the body, mind and soul, as such it would be the most valued from the nurses to have the capability to understand the mind and souls of its patients.
Acknowledging how the nurses of the Northeast States and Kerala are contributing to the nursing profession, he said nurses of these regions are much better placed, liked and appreciated for their kindness and compassion they serve the sick people.
To this, he congratulated all the nurses for choosing the profession and also urged them to adapt to the changes by upgrading their skills with the evolving technologies.
He, however, stressed that nothing can be replaced by a gentle touch of a truly dedicated nurse, adding that they are the ones who can lend a kind and gentle helping hand to make the journey of its patients more pleasant and give them the encouragement to get back to good health.
Kezo also wished to see the nurses of the State becoming highly accomplished and engaged in research, bringing new ideas and innovation that will benefit the entire community as a whole.
He also mentioned that the Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme has become a great relief for all to avail the facilities in any of the hospitals of the State.
He attributed the recognition of CMHIS to the increasing awareness and acceptance that the right to health is a basic human right.
National Vice President TNAI North East Region Cheryl Susan Tada exhorting the gathering reminded the nurses not to lose sight of its attributes which are love, compassion and care towards its patients.
She also emphasised on the need for the State of Nagaland to set up a Directorate of Nursing to look into the welfare of the nursing community.
Delivering the welcome address, President TNAI Nagaland Branch S Tiakala Longkumer said the Jubilee celebration is not only an historic event but to reflect on the past achievement and to introspect on the preparation to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
Tiakala therefore urged the nursing community to move forward with courage and resilience to empower, uplift and strengthen its Association and nursing profession.
Tiakala hoped that the jubilee celebrations resonate in their hearts as they honour the glorious past, celebrating the golden present and envisioning the Promising Future.
Nursing Superintendent CIHSR, Prof. A Purnungla Aier was the theme speaker while a prelude to the celebration was presented by TNAI Mokokchung Unit, choreography by School of Nursing Kohima, song by jubilee choir TNAI Dimapur.
The celebrations commenced with prayer by Pastor of Peraciezie Baptist Church Rev Dr Kevichalie Metha while a special prayer for nurses was offered by Kohima Baptist Pastors’ Fellowship vice president Mhonchumo S. Lotha.
The cultural extravaganza-cum-closing function of the celebration was graced by Commissioner & Secretary Art & Culture Athel O Lotha.
(Page News Service)