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‘Sisters’ honour on International Nurses Day at Wockhardt Hospital

International Nurses Day

Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road organized a fun-filled event to celebrate International Nurses Day and applauded all the nursing staff for their incredible work during the pandemic. Everyone including doctors, paramedical and non-medical staff as well as 35 to 40 from the hospital came together to participate in various interesting activities. The theme attributed for this year’s International Nurses Day is – “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health”.

Nurses play a vital role in the patients’ well-being. They identify the patient’s requirements, focus on their needs, and immediately act on them. They act as a support system for the patient by nurturing a compassionate environment by giving psychological support as the patient is away from his/her family. Nurses tactfully resolve all the problems of the patient.

Every year, May 12 is celebrated as International Nurses Day. It’s the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. She was born on this day in 1820.

The much-awaited celebration at the hospital started with the Wockhardt anthem being played in the presence of nurses, After the nursing pledge, the felicitation of nursing heads was conducted followed by messages by Ms. Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Dr. Clive Fernandes, Group Clinical Director & COO-Maharashtra Wockhardt Hospitals. The hospital had conducted activities with Allocation competition, cultural events, reel making, best out of waste competition, and greeting card making competition. The atmosphere at the hospital was pleasing and cheerful. Tokens of appreciation were distributed to nurses who completed maximum years at the event. The celebrations came to an end after a cake-cutting ceremony.

Expressing her views on the occasion, Ms. Zahabiya Khorakiwala, MD, Wockhardt Hospitals, said, “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” and our nurses are our heroes who dedicatedly provide round-the-clock care to the patients. Nurses deal with patients on an individual basis and try to fulfil all their requirements. They are the link between the doctor and the patient. They monitor the patient closely by giving that much-needed care, love, and compassion. International Nurses Day is an event to honour the most dedicated and behind-the-scenes caregivers who work tirelessly in making a hospital what it is. We appreciate each and every nurse for her commitment and support. Our nurses have made a life-altering contribution when it comes to patient care by giving the best of services to them.”

“Our nurses have been at the forefront of serving patients and taking good care of them even during these unprecedented times. We are extremely proud of them and thank them for recognizing patients’ symptoms on time and taking measures within their scope of practice to resolve their queries. Nurses are an inseparable part of the healthcare team that provides holistic care to the patients. I can safely say that nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system,” concluded Dr. Clive Fernandes, Group Clinical Director & COO-Maharashtra Wockhardt Hospitals.

“Like every year, the hospital organized activities this year to encourage us and keep our spirits high. Participating in activities was relaxing for us. We are obliged to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to the patients, educate the patients and their families regarding the prevention of diseases and improve overall well-being. We thank the hospital for recognizing our efforts and giving us so much love, warmth, and respect. We aim to serve more and more patients and help them lead disease-free life. We pledge to put all our efforts for the benefit of the patient,” concluded Lissymol Saji, Nursing head, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road.

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