Sikkim Government Nurses Welfare Association Celebrates International Nurses Day

Northeast Desk, 12th May: The Sikkim Government Nurses Welfare Association (SGNWA), in collaboration with STNM Hospital, observed the International Nurses Day celebration today, at the auditorium of STNM Hospital Sochaygang. This year’s theme, ‘Our Nurses, Our Future: The Economic Power of Care’, underscored the crucial role nurses play in healthcare.

Dr. Ruth Yonzon, PCC cum Medical Superintendent at STNM Hospital, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, accompanied by esteemed guests including Dr. Suresh Madan Rasaily, AMS-1, Dr. Chintamani Sharma, AMS-2, and Dr. DB Bista, Director of STNM Hospital.

The event commenced with a warm welcome address by Ms. Neelam Rasaily, General Secretary of SGNWA, setting the stage for a day dedicated to recognizing and appreciating nursing professionals.

Sikkim CM, Prem Singh Tamang, expressed his admiration, stating, “Nurses serve as essential intermediaries in patient care, ensuring seamless coordination between doctors and patients through the execution of care plans, medication administration, and meticulous monitoring of individual needs. As we observe International Nurses Day, commemorating the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, I extend my sincere greetings and best wishes to nurses worldwide.”

In her address, Dr. Ruth Yonzon lauded the indispensable contributions of nurses to the global healthcare landscape, highlighting their dedication, resilience, and compassion. She praised nurses as unsung heroes who tirelessly provide healing and comfort to patients, drawing inspiration from Florence Nightingale.

Dr. Yonzon emphasized the multifaceted roles of nurses, urging everyone to express gratitude towards nurses and to invest in their professional growth and recognition.

The event also featured special acknowledgments, with the late Mrs. Indira Kala Matthema’s family honored for their support to SGNWA. Additionally, Mr. Diwaker Lamichaney and Mr. Shiva Chettri from OVIYA ART Circle Sikkim were recognized for their artistic contributions to the Pediatrics Ward I and II at STNM Hospital, creating a more engaging environment for young patients.

Ms. Kamala Bhattarai, Joint Director of NSG, highlighted the remarkable achievements of nurses in the past year, showcasing their dedication and commitment to excellence.

The celebration concluded with a cultural performance by the Nursing Faculty, followed by heartfelt thanks from Ms. Amrita Cintury, Nurse Educator.

The event brought together members of SGNWA, officers, and officials from STNM Hospital, special guests, and students, all united in honoring and celebrating the invaluable contributions of nurses to healthcare and society.

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