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New Delhi, May 12: On the occasion of International Nurses Day, the President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented National Florence Nightingale Award 2013 to 35 nursing professionals for their services with devotion, sincerity, dedication and compassion in New Delhi today.
In his welcome address, GhulamNabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare said Nurses are the most crucial link between the patients and doctors in hospitals. The Florence Nightingale Award was instituted by the Health Ministry to appreciate the selfless services rendered by Nurses with devotion, sincerity, dedication and compassion. He hoped that this award would inspire nursing professionals all over India to encourage them to join this noble profession and provide better healthcare service to the people.
It may be mentioned that the National Florence Nightingale Award is given to the outstanding nursing personnel employed in Central, State/UTs. Nurses working in Government, Voluntary Organizations, Mission institutions and private institutions can apply with due recommendation of concerned State Government. The Award carries Rs.50,000/- cash, a certificate, a citation certificate and a Medal.
Altogether 272 nurses have been decorated with this award by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare so far. ThongamMemchaDevi ,HoikhochinHaokip of Manipur were also among the recipients.
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