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International Nurses Day celebrated in Nagaland

13 May 2018, 07:04 | Silvia Roy

International Nurses Day celebrated in Nagaland

International Nurses Day celebrated in Nagaland

But some have questioned whether it is right to charge overseas nurses working on visas a surcharge given that they already pay National Insurance and income tax, as well as helping provide vital public services.

Introducing the theme, Nursing tutor SON NHAK, S. Tiakala Longkumer said worldwide nurses day was celebrated based on a theme that was decided by global council of nurses to enable nurses to understand the philosophical basis of the entire practice.

He was addressing the International Nurses Day celebration gathering at the DBT hall, Naga Hospital Authority Kohima, Saturday, which was held under the theme "Health is a Human Right".

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He also conferred the prestigious Florence Nightingale awards to 35 nurses for their outstanding services at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The President noted that at present, there are 1.7 nurses per 1,000 people in India, but the world average is 2.5 nurses. In the past few years, the number of registered nurses and other health workers has crossed 27 lakh (till March 2017).

Mr Kovind said, this number is not sufficient because the need for nurses is growing.

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Kenyan nurse Evaline Omondi, who works for the NHS in Luton, said she was landed with a bill of £3,600 to cover a three-year period for two adults and four children.

A press release from TNAI Phek said that while speaking at the occasion, Liasou Shupao said International Nurses Day is held on May 12 every year to celebrate the birth anniversary of modern day nursing's founder Florence Nightingale.

The award was instituted by Health Ministry in 1973 as a mark of recognition for the meritorious services of nurses.

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"The NHS depends on these nurses who are on work permits to keep health services afloat", Evaline said. "Our Government in #Bengal has set up new Nursing Training Schools with a view to increasing the number of trained nurses". The award carries a medal, a certificate, a citation certificate and Rs. 50,000/-in cash to each of the awardees.



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