Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today said that Nurses are the cornerstone of health service and they always serve their patients with dignity and respect without any bias or prejudice. He said this while addressing the gathering at GMC auditorium during the celebrations of International Nurses Day, here today.
Referring to contribution of Florence Nightingale in modern nursing, Bali Bhagat called upon the nurses to follow her footsteps and selflessly serve the mankind. He said healthcare is a noble profession in which nurses have a crucial part to play. He asked the Nurses fraternity to work with dedication in providing best healthcare facilities to the patients.
Lauding the role of nurses in healthcare, the Minister said they work tirelessly for patient care and they have a prime role in treatment of ailing. He added that various reformative measures are being initiated to improve the working condition for nurses.
Responding to the demand of nurses, the Minister said that the directed the Health authorities to convene meetings of DPC after every six months so that the eligible employees under the health sector would be promoted under norms of the health department. On the occasion, the nurses also demanded risk allowance and accommodation facilities to be given to them.
The Minister asked the Principal GMC&H to construct entry gate of the hospital on modern lines, beautify the parks and establish multi-tier parking in the hospital premises.
Earlier, a scintillating cultural programme was also presented by renowned artists of Jammu which was highly applauded by the present audience. Later, the Minister also distributed mementos among those nurses who provided best health services in the hospital.