• Celebrating Nurses’ Worldwide on International Nurses’ Day 2022

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    Doctors and nurses are the front-line warriors who put in their best efforts and even risk their lives.

    Digital Desk: Nurses' Day is a special day to honour and celebrate the contributions of nurses across the globe. They are no less than doctors. 

    The day is celebrated on Florence Nightingale's birth anniversary on May 12 every year in remembrance of the British nurse and social reformer who dedicated her life to the improvement of the health sector. 

    This year, the theme for Nurses Day is "Nurses: A Voice to Steer- Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health."

    Why is May 12 celebrated as Nurses Day?

    In 1953, Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare proposed to the erstwhile president to proclaim Nurses Day in October. However, the proposal was not approved. 

    Following this, Frances P. Bolton, the first woman elected to Congress from Ohio, also sponsored a bill for National Nurse Week. But it was only 20 years later, in February 1974 that President Nixon announced a National Nurse Week, from May 6 to May 12 every year. With this, May 12 also began to be recognised as Nurses Day.

    Florence Nightingale is remembered by all as the "Lady with the Lamp," who took utmost care of wounded soldiers of the British army and their allied forces during the Crimean War. 

    She also set standards of health care and nursing in the medical camps and hospitals during the war, but later established the Nightingale Training School at St. Thomas' Hospital in 1860 to provide training to aspiring nurses and healthcare workers.

    The day aims to honour nurses across the globe and highlight their importance.

    Nurses have played a major role during the time of pandemics, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. They became the backbone of the whole healthcare system and ensured that each patient was taken care of. 

    On the occasion of International Nurses Day 2022, we salute all the nurses and wish them good health and a bright future as they continue to serve humanity. They played a major role during the time of pandemics, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,they became the backbone of the entire health care system and ensured that every patient was taken care of. 

    This International Nurses Day 2022, we salute all the nurses and wish them good health and a bright future as they continue to serve humanity.



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