International Nurses Day 2021: Today is International Nurses Day. On that day in 1820, Florence Nightingale - perhaps the world's most famous nurse - was born. On International Nurses Day, the entire nursing fraternity of the world pay respect to Florence Nightingale, an English nurse, a social reformer and a statistician who founded the key pillars of modern nursing. This International Nursing Day people across the world could not be more grateful to our nurses amid the horrific coronavirus pandemic. Nurses are the backbone of the hospitals and clinics taking care of the millions of COVID-19 patients for months putting their lives at risk. According to the WHO, ''nurses account for more than half of all the world's health workers, yet there is an urgent shortage of nurses worldwide with 5.9 million (2020) more nurses still needed, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
International Nursing Day 2021 Theme
The theme for this year's International Nurses Day is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A Vision for Future Healthcare. Nurses are at the forefront of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Like doctors and other healthcare workers, nurses are continuously providing high quality care often working without a break.
''Amid the COVID 19, nurses around the world are showing courage and dedication and suffering personal sacrifice to care for others. Show solidarity on Wednesday's International Nurses Day and every day," the United Nations posted on Twitter.
Amid #COVID19, nurses around the world are showing courage & dedication and suffering personal sacrifice to care for others.— United Nations (@UN) May 11, 2021
Show solidarity on Wednesday's #InternationalNursesDay & every day. https://t.co/xiQBakGfpYpic.twitter.com/cVXpIXRuAD
Messages saying "Thank You Nurses" are flooding Twitter. Here are some of them"
My wishes to those who are nursing away pain and suffering from this world. We salute your contribution and admire your altruistic spirit.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 12, 2021
Thank you, Nurses. #InternationalNursesDay
On #InternationalNursesDay, i express deep gratitude to all our hardworking nurses for their tireless service & dedication to save human lives during this #COVID pandemic.— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) May 12, 2021
Heartfelt tributes to the nurses & frontline workers who have lost their lives in this war. pic.twitter.com/LSh0rRbKE4
Happy International Nurses Day!