Updated 16 May 2022, 4:09 pm
Nurses of Northeast states, including Manipur are in high demand in foreign countries, particularly Japan, as they recognise their potential, hospitality and sincerity, Manipur Health and Family Welfare Minister S Ranjan said on Monday.
The minister was delivering his chief guest speech during the International Nurses Week Celebration 2022 that was held at the Jubilee Hall of RIMS in Imphal West under the theme, ‘Nurses: A voice to lead-Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health.’
It was organised by the Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) and Student Nurses Association of India, Manipur State Branch.
Ranjan said that the government received various requests from the foreign countries for sending the nurses of the Northeast states so that they may extend service to their countries.
“Recognising the potential and works of the nurses of the state by other counties is indeed a proud moment for all the people of Manipur,” he added.
To address the request of the foreign countries, the government has decided to take up initiatives to impart foreign language courses to the nurses of the state for better communication, he said.
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It is the nurses’ sacrificial spirit which completes the whole health care system, he further said and encouraged the nurses to uphold the ideology of prominent personalities like Florence Nightingale and Mother Teresa in rendering their services.
He further stressed on the need to strengthen the health care service starting from primary level. He further assured that his ministry will work at its best level in consultation with the chief minister to provide a robust health care system in Manipur.
The minister lastly wished all the nursing students a bright future and said, “Enjoy your youth with the good spirit but not at the cost of your career and health.”
Lighting the inaugural lamp and paying floral tributes to the portrayal of Florence Nightingale marked the opening ceremony of the celebration. Prizes were also distributed to the winners of the painting, extempore speech and group folk dance competitions were also organised as a part of the celebration.
The function was presided by president of TNAI, Manipur Naorem Tangbi and it was also attended by director of Health Services Dr K Rajo; director of RIMS A Santa; director of JNIMS Dr L Deben and mission director of State Health Society, Manipur Dr Somorjit Ningombam as guests of honour.
First published:16 May 2022, 2:59 pm
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