May 12 is every year observed as International Nurses day around the world. The day marks the birth Anniversary of Florence Nightingale who is founder of modern nursing.
International Nurses Day this year is very special as this is the 200th Birth Anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
Year 2020 has been designated the year of the Nurse and the Midwife by World Health Organization (WHO) to coincide with the 200th Birth Anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
The theme for International Nurses Day 2020 set by International Council of Nurses is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health.
Nurses play a very important role both locally and globally. They are on the front lines caring for the patients day and night against the Coronavirus pandemic throughout the world at present.
Nurses around the world have been vital to treating the sick and lifting spirits during the pandemic.
I want to thank each and every one of the incredible nurses across the globe who are on the front line in the battle against the greatest health emergency i.e. COVID-19.
Unfortunatley, many people seem to think that the most important people in the healthcare system are the doctors only but this is simply not true. Nurses play a key role in all of the medical institutions, being responsible for the welfare, safety and recovery of patients.
We must acknowledge the hard work, long hours and emotional duress that are part of the life of every nurse on International Nurses Day 2020.
Mrs Ramandeep Kaur, Vice Principal
Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Nursing Education,
Gulab Devi Hospital, Jalandhar.
May 12, 2020.