Nurses Recognized on International Nurses Day 2020

By: Chaïra Flanders

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 12, 2020 (ZIZ News): Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration, Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, says as we observe International Nurses Day on May 12 2020, we stand with the rest of the world to salute the contribution of nurses everywhere.

She was at the time delivering an address to mark the special occasion and encouraged all to remember that nurses are on the forefront of the ever-changing healthcare environment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“During this public health crisis, nurses play and continue to play a critical role in managing and mitigating the spread of the disease. Our nurses remain on the frontline of this response; they have seen the reality of this infectious disease and the global loss of life, yet they continue to deliver compassionate and competent care’, she said.

The Health Minister highlighted how nurses have been doing their part to educate our people about preventative measures that can help to curtail the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.

 “Our nurses have taken the time to provide us with useful information to remain safe during this pandemic. Information such as the importance of frequent hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, keeping frequently touched surfaces clean and staying at home. They continue to highlight the importance of physical distancing while encouraging persons to maintain those social connections via the use of various social media platforms”, Brandy-Williams added.

She said that it is extremely important to show love and support for our nurses while they maneuver during this challenging time and used the opportunity to thank all nurses whether “active, retired or otherwise” for their service.

International Nurses Day is being celebrated under theme ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health’.

The World Health Organization declared the year 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwives”

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