SGNWA celebrates International Nurses Day

Gangtok, May 11 (IPR): 
International Nurses Day, themed ‘Our Nurses, Our Future: The Economic Power of Care’, was celebrated at the Auditorium of STNM hospital Sochaygang, organised by the Sikkim Government Nurses Welfare Association (SGNWA) in collaboration with the STNM Hospital, today.
Dr Ruth Yonzon, PCC cum Medical Superintendent, STNM Hospital, graced the event as the Chief Guest, accompanied by Dr Suresh Madan Rasaily, AMS-1, Dr Chintamani Sharma, AMS-2, and Dr DB Bista, Director of STNM Hospital, as Guests of Honour.
The event commenced with a welcome address presented by Ms Neelam Rasaily, General Secretary, Sikkim Government Nurses Welfare Association (SGNWA).
PCC cum Medical Superintendent in her address, commended the crucial role of nursing staff and recognised their invaluable global contributions. She stressed that nurses serve as the backbone of the healthcare system, offering compassionate care tirelessly every day.
She highlighted their courage, resilience, and unwavering commitment to patients, describing them as unsung heroes who selflessly devote themselves to healing.
She also paid homage to Florence Nightingale, acknowledging her pioneering spirit and the global impact of nurses. She underscored that nurses not only provide direct patient care but also educate individuals about preventive measures and advocate for policies to enhance healthcare access and equity.
She urged everyone to express gratitude to nurses for their dedication and sacrifice, committing to support and empower them by investing in their professional development and ensuring recognition for their essential role in healthcare.
The event included the honouring of the late Mrs IndiraKala Matthema’s family for her contribution towards the Sikkim Government Nurses Welfare Association (SGNWA).
Similarly, SGNWA acknowledged Mr Diwaker Lamichaney and Mr Shiva Chettri from OVIYA ART Circle Sikkim for voluntarily painting the walls of Pediatrics Ward I and II of STNM hospital to engage children during their illness.
Furthermore, Ms Kamala Bhattarai, Joint Director, NSG, highlighted the achievements of nurses for the year 2023-2024.
The programme concluded with a cultural presentation by the Nursing Faculty, followed by words of thanks delivered by Ms Amrita Cintury, Nurse Educator.
Also present were Members of SGNWA, Officers and Officials from STNM Hospital, Special guests and students.

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