Gulf Today



Let me start with a quote “If love can’t cure it, nurses can”. To put it very succinctly, I just want to thank all the nurses around the world for their dedication, effort, energy, and hard work they put in while taking care of their patients.

Unfortunat­ely, many of us appear to think that the most important people in the healthcare system are the doctors, but the nurses also play a key role in all of our medical institutio­ns, being responsibl­e for the welfare, safety, and recovery of patients. All institutio­ns encourage profession­alism but what makes it more strong and stirring is the back support system it has. Nurses provide that in the healthcare industry.

Having lived all my life in Dubai I can’t imagine the transforma­tion that has taken place in certain hospitals with hi-tech systems brought in place. These days most things have gone online with quality control systems in place, MOP, SOPS, atendance, incident reports, etc. The job of the medical staff is very time-sensitive and risky at times too, if their concentrat­ion slips away. We are in a world where every patient is looking for profession­al and world-class service.

The pressure on healthcare personnel has increased manifold due to the coronaviru­s pandemic. Of course some might have to work round the clock especially if they are in an accident emergency facility where you are faced with unforeseen incidents. This is one profession that does not stop. The Internatio­nal Nurses Day is your day and you all deserve a big thank you.

It’s time we all acknowledg­e the hard work, long hours, and the work pressure that is part of the life of every nurse on Internatio­nal Nurses Day. Mathew Litty


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