GUWAHATI, May 12 - To commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the 12th May is observed all over the world as the International Nurses Day. The nursing staff of Swagat Hospitals also celebrated the day with various programmes.
Every year the day is celebrated with a theme and this year's theme was �The balance of mind, body and spirit�.
The day started with a rally that was attended by nursing staff to spread awareness about the ill effects of chewing tobacco, smoking, drinking alcohol, etc. A training programme on �hand rubbing and instrument sterilization� was held at the auditorium of Swagat Hospitals, followed by a short cultural programme.
Professor Dr Swagata Khanna, director, administration of Swagat Hospitals, talked about the dedication of nurses and how they give service to the people, many times under a lot of stress.
She expressed her gratitude to the nurses for their hard work and dedicated service to the society.
On the occasion, the best nursing award was given to the most dedicated nurse.
Dr Khanna admired her nursing staff and stated that modern day nurses are well equipped with technology and join hands with doctors to treat the ailing people.
In the meeting, the nurses were rewarded by the management, added the release.