On INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY the entire nursing fraternity of the world pay respect to Florence Nightingale, an English nurse, a social reformer and a statistician who founded the key pillars of modern nursing.
This day is to thank all nurses, their dedication, and work, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Nurses play an essential role in our medical institutions such as giving safety or help in the recovery of patients etc. No doubt when a patient is in need of care then nurses work tirelessly to identify and protect the needs of the individual.
Nurses also have immense knowledge and have several skills that they spend in an organisation for perfection and development. Most of the time nurses work in tough environments where extreme stress is a part of their job.
OUR COVID WARRIORS WHO LEFT US.
Let’s remember Ambika PK who became the first nursing staff in the capital to lose her life to COVID-19. The 46-year-old had been admitted on 21 May due to difficulty in breathing. Ambika’s colleagues have alleged that nurses were being asked to reuse PPE including masks and gloves, while doctors were given fresh ones.
Samantha’s death is a heartbreaking consequence of the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a life-long learner and community-minded caregiver, Samantha’s husband and four children say she wanted to make a difference. They believe she would want her death not to be in vain, but to serve as a stark reminder that people must do whatever they can to protect themselves and others and take this pandemic seriously.
As nurses continue to fight their battles worldwide.Tamil Nadu continues to battle the Covid-19 surge, a pregnant doctor and two nurses became the latest casualties of the virus
Shanmugapriya, a 32-year-old doctor was working at the Anupanady Government Primary Healthcare Centre was eight months pregnant and was treating Covid-19 patients.
Being pregnant, Shanmugapriya couldn’t take the Covid-19 vaccine. Ten days ago, Shanmugapriya was admitted to the Madurai Government Hospital with Covid-19 and was undergoing treatment.
On Sunday morning, Shanmugapriya succumbed to the infection. Doctors were also unable to save her baby.
52-year-old Prema of Rajiva Gandhi Nagar in Vellore caught the fever while she was working as a nurse at the Vellore Government Hospital. Prema was admitted to the same hospital where she had been working for 25 years. She tested positive for Covid-19 on April 26.
As her health deteriorated, Prema was given oxygen support and was also put on ventilator support. But she passed away on May 9.
Recognize nurses everywhere. Celebrate their dedication and commitment to their patients and their profession. Tell someone about the excellent care you’ve received from a nurse.Give nurses you know a shout out and thank them for their hard work, especially during these challenging times of COVID pandemic.