Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered praises on nurses across the country on International Nurses Day. PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote: "International Nurses Day is a day to express gratitude to the hardworking nursing staff, who is at the forefront of fighting COVID-19. Their sense of duty, compassion and commitment towards a healthy India is exemplary." International Nurses Day is observed every year on May 12, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, perhaps the most famous nurse who started formal training for nurses.
International Nurses Day is a day to express gratitude to the hardworking nursing staff, who is at the forefront of fighting COVID-19. Their sense of duty, compassion and commitment towards a healthy India is exemplary.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 12, 2021
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. The theme for this year's International Nurses Day is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A Vision for Future Healthcare.
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.
Union Health Minister and others posted touching ''Thank You'' messages on International Nurses Day.
#InternationalNursesDay#ThankYouNurses for going the extra mile in your efforts to nurse the world to health during #COVID19 💉🙏🏼— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) May 12, 2021
Your commitment to provide efficient & effective care founded on professionalism, skills & deep compassion is awe inspiring. @MoHFW_INDIApic.twitter.com/9hDT2dHyyJ
Kerala's greatest export are our nurses. They're making their mark felt not just across our country, but around the globe as well. During this pandemic they've been toiling to save our lives. On this #InternationalNursesDay we salute each and every one of you!— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) May 12, 2021
This picture is from Makunda Hospital, Assam, where these nurses are selflessly serving the needy in a remote part of Assam bordering Mizoram & Tripura.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 12, 2021
Happy Nurses Day 2021!