Along with the rest of the world, Assam’s Udalguri also observed the 199th International Nurses Day under the theme ‘Nurses a Voice to Lead’ on Sunday.
Under the aegis of nurses of Udalguri Block PHC and Orang Block PHC, the day was celebrated in a befitting manner at Udalguri PHC and Rowta Model Hospital on Sunday.
Gracing the occasion as the chief guest, joint director of Health, Udalguri, Dr Tayebur Rahman unfurled the organizational flag and expressed his gratitude to the nursing fraternity for their relentless effort and hardships in enduring service to the mankind.
Recalling Florence Nightingale, the English social reformer and the founder of modern nursing whose birth anniversary is commemorated as International Nurses Day he acknowledged the strong commitment, compassion and dedication that nurses display in the practice of their profession.
“The day should be a source of inspiration for the people. It is that not only patients, the nurses and medical workers also have to render their sincere service with limited resources,” he said.
Senior medical and health officer, Dr Ganesh Chandra Brahma paid floral tributes to the portait of Florence Nightangale.
Retired ANM, Bina Basumatari and ANM, Sabita Boro were also feted on the ocassion.The open session where the opening chorus was performed by nurses of Tangla Block PHC, several distinguished persons including Dr Ganesh Ch Brahma, Dr Aridom Bora, Dr Rabin Deka highlighted the significance of the day and exhorted the nurses and doctors to be compassionate and caring towards patience and stated that above all they need to wear a smile so as to solace the patients at the first glance.
Similarly under Orang PHC, the day was observed at Rowta Model Hospital where the session was chaired by Pankaj Kumar Sabhapandit which witnessed the felicitation of nurses namely Eli Basumatari, Champa Kalita, Rina Bora and Mainu Basumatari recognizing their sincere service and dedication in their service.
The event was attended by senior medical and health officer, Udalguri Dr Ganesh Chandra Brahma; senior medical supervisor, Ganesh Dutta; community health officer, Borjhar Ashram Health and Development, Prafulla Patar; senior journalist, Naba Kumar Deka among others.