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Dr. Clive Fernandes starting the celebrations

Nurses – Heartbeat of Healthcare

Wockhardt Hospitals’ salute to selfless service

Our nurses are the backbone of our hospitals , said Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd

MUMBAI, May 13 (The CONNECT) - Wockhardt Group Hospitals celebrated International Nurses Day with great enthusiasm and excitement to honour and pay tribute to all the nursing staff for their incredible work during the pandemic. In all 1,030 nurses across Wockhardt Hospitals centres in Mira Road, Mumbai Central, Rajkot, Nagpur and Nashik participated in the week-long activities that were like a stress-buster. The theme attributed for this year’s International Nurses Day is - A Voice to Lead- A Vision for future healthcare. Nurses on this occasion vowed to serve the patients till their last breath.

Nurses have a critical role to play when it comes to the health and wellbeing of people all around the world. The world continues to fight the pandemic and the frontline workers mainly the nurses considered as undergo have ensured patient care, safety, and support. To applaud the nurses, festives were organized over a week. The celebrations begin with the Wockhardt anthem being played in the presence of nurses, the nursing pledge by Elizabeth Joseph from Wockhardt Hospital, SOBO, and then the felicitation of nursing heads, messages by  Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd and Dr. Clive Fernandes, Group Clinical Director. Activities like internal selfies, singing competitions, talent exhibitions, and dances were organized.

The Prize Distribution was done for this competition followed by the videos of HOD, consultants, patient relatives for the Covid staff displayed as a feel-good factor. Gold coins were distributed to nurses who completed 5, 10 and 15 years at their individual unit by respective Chief of Hospital. The celebrations came to an end after a cake-cutting ceremony.

Zahabiya said, “The motto behind celebrating this day is to appreciate and honor the spirit of caring and curing. Our nurses have been providing round-the-clock care to covid and non-covid patients without hesitating to perform their duties. These nurses have set an example during these unprecedented times. Right from extending their shifts, comforting and consoling the patients who feel lonely, these nurses have gone an extra mile to ensure patient care and safety. Our nurses are the backbone of our hospitals and they will continue to make a difference in the society.”

“Our nurses have fought all the obstacles coming their way during the pandemic and treat patients with compassion.  Our nurses have made us proud. I would like to thank all the nurses who only wish to strive for the welfare of the patients. Our nurses give reassuring smiles to the patients and encourage them to lead healthier lives. Healing the ailing is the only principle followed by the nurses of the hospital. We all are together in this, and will continue to provide quality care to the patients. I can proudly say that nurses are the heartbeat of healthcare,” said Dr. Fernandes.

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