IMPHAL, May 16 - International Nurses� Day was celebrated here under the aegis of Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) and Student Nurses Association of India, Manipur State Branch on Friday. This year�s theme of the celebration was �Nurses: A Voice to Lead � Health for All�.
Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla along with Principal Secretary Vumlunmang Vualnam of Health & Family Welfare,Director(Health & Family Welfare) Dr K Rajo Singh, Head of Department Prof L Jaichand Singh of Radiotherapy, RIMS and President N Tangbi Devi of TNAI, Manipur State Branch also attended the Celebration function.
Addressing the gathering Governor Dr Najma Heptulla stated that for the progress of a society it is imperative for its citizens to remain healthy and the nurses play an important role in providing healthcare services. The Governor stated that the TNAI, established in 1908 and recognised by the Government of India as a service organisation since 1950, is indicative of the importance of this profession to the development of the country.
She said that the Government is making serious efforts to improve primary healthcare as much as originally envisaged.
Principal Secretary Vumlunmang Vualnam said that there are 40 Health and Wellness centres and there is plan to open 100 more in the coming years in the State. The Government of India has taken up the initiative of Health and Wellness Centre under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme giving top most priority to healthcare.