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Oshikoto celebrates Nurses Day by awarding hardworking nurses

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OMUTHIYA: The Ministry of Health and Social Services directorate in the Oshikoto Region commemorated International Nurses Day by presenting awards to hardworking nurses in the region.

A total of 50 nurses and student nurses gathered at the Omuthiya D…

OMUTHIYA: The Ministry of Health and Social Services directorate in the Oshikoto Region commemorated International Nurses Day by presenting awards to hardworking nurses in the region.

A total of 50 nurses and student nurses gathered at the Omuthiya District Hospital on Wednesday to commemorate the day in the Oshikoto Region.

The Chief Regional Nurse and Acting Regional Director, John Lumbu has highlighted that nurses are the core of health services and are recognised and appreciated for their contribution to the healing of individuals, families, communities, and the nation at large.

‘When the going gets tough, take time out and invite the Lord as a physician and healer to guide you in your ways,’ said Lumbu.

He urged management and support services to ensure that nurses and other health workers are supported and equipped to deliver quality care at all times and integrate innovations to fast-track advances in health care.

‘We know nurses and midwives make a world of difference to people’s lives, therefore
it is with humility that the Oshikoto team thank each of you for all that you do,’ said Lumbu.

International Nurses Day is celebrated globally on 12 May every year in recognition of the tireless contribution of nurses to saving lives and providing quality nursing care for their patients.

This year’s theme is ‘Our nurses, our future, the economic power of care’.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency