Millennium Post (Kolkata)

‘Nurses are backbone of heathcare industry’

- OUR CORRESPOND­ENT

NEW DELHI: Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare industry and most important link between doctors and patients, Minister of State (MoS) for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said on Friday.

The role played by the nursing community during the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic was simply remarkable, Pawar said, addressing the lamp lighting ceremony for the 66th batch of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital’s School of Nursing.

The lamp lighting ceremony formally recognises a student’s entry into the nursing profession, a health ministry statement said. At the outset, Pawar thanked the hospital administra­tion and staff for their wonderful work not just during the COVID-19 pandemic but otherwise too. “It is a matter of pride that Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the centenary year of its establishm­ent, and in Delhi, for the last seven decades, has been making a great contributi­on to the service of the health of the common man,” she said, as per the statement.

The MoS praised Sir Ganga Ram Hospital’s “cross subsidy” model, which is an excellent follow-up example in the field of medicine.

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