Ziauddin College observes Int’l Nurses, Midwives Day

KARACHI: “Nurses are always at the forefront of health care, and they are the first contact with the patients. They should use their theoretical thinking and practical wisdom for not only the betterment of patients but also to meet the standard of their profession,” Dr Aijaz Fatima, Founder of Ziauddin Hospital said.

She was speaking at an event marking the International Nurses & Midwives Day, and 105th birthday of Florence Nightingale. The event was organized by the College of Nursing, Ziauddin University North Nazimabad campus to highlight the current health issues and to show many way nurses serve communities.

Addressing the event as chief guest Dr Aijaz Fatima said that our health facilities rely heavily on nurses. You can bring revolution in the field of medical through time management. “Thank you for the amazing work you do, of which the largest part cannot be seen by the human eye”.

While remembering Florence Nightingale’s efforts, Ms Jacqueline Dias, Director School of Nursing, Aga Khan University, the keynote speaker at the ceremony, said that today we remember her as the one person who raised the status of nursing from an unskilled profession to a medical profession. She fought for healthcare for people regardless of faith or economic background. She believed that it is important to look after an individual’s health, mental and physical, as well as sickness.

Aliya Nasir Principal, College of Nursing, Ziauddin University said that we observe Nurses Day to inform the public about work of nurses and how we contribute to health and well being of public and highlight the contributions nurses made in the delivery of health care system. “Global health cannot be achieved without nurses and without our proactive contribution and participation at all levels of the healthcare system”, she said.

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