Nurses are at Fore­front of Na­tional Health­care Sys­tem

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On the oc­ca­sion of In­ter­na­tional Nurses Day, Pres­i­dent Pranab Mukher­jee pre­sented the Na­tional Florence Nightin­gale Awards to nurs­ing per­son­nel to­day at Rash­tra­p­ati Bhavan.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, the Pres­i­dent said that nurses in In­dia are at the fore­front of our na­tional health­care sys­tem. Their con­tri­bu­tion is cen­tral to its suc­cess. In a de­vel­op­ing econ­omy such as ours, nurses and mid­wives are cru­cial in de­liv­er­ing cost-ef­fec­tive and, at the same time, good qual­ity health­care. Our na­tion is proud of their ser­vices. “Thanks to the im­prov­ing qual­ity of nurs­ing ser­vices, sig­nif­i­cant gains have been made in in­creas­ing life ex­pectancy and re­duc­ing child and ma­ter­nal mor­tal­ity,” he said.

The Pres­i­dent said, “The need to adapt our stan­dards to the evolv­ing de­mands of health­care and up­date our ca­pac­i­ties is self-ev­i­dent. Our coun­try needs to re­spond swiftly to health­care chal­lenges that keep com­ing up.” He was glad to see that the Na­tional Health Pol­icy, 2017 en­vis­ages a new mo­men­tum in in­no­va­tion and nurs­ing.

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