As every year, today is World Nurses Day 2020. But this day is by far the most important day of the year and we’re grateful to the world medical teams for our lifetimes.
The novel coronavirus stuck sometimes in November last year in Wuhan, China, and to date, there are more than 4 million confirmed cases with more than 286 thousand deaths around the world.
Metrics could only reveal so much. And it is impossible to have an idea about the real-life scenarios that people at large, medical teams are facing. The scenes are everything from macabre to intolerable. But medical teams around the world are burning every cell to support.
The International Nurses Day
International World Nurses Day is celebrated today every year to mark the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. This year marks the 200th Anniversary of Nightingale, who pioneered modern nursing.
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) come up with a theme to celebrate the day, and this year it is ‘Nursing the world back to health.’ All we can say is, we cant need it more.
The World Health organization states it is impossible to fight the Pandemic without the support of the millions of nurses working day-in and day-out to fight the global outbreak. They have been in the same role in the time of past epidemics and pandemics as well.
More than half of the world’s healthcare workers are nurses. Yet the crisis has upheld the need for another 5.9 million nurses to fight the pandemic, WHO states.
Today calls for the resolution for some concrete changes nurses around the globe deserves. Every nation must take into account the measures for their financial security, health, and mental wellbeing along with access to other vital resources they need.
Gratitude on World Nurses Day 2020
From the Prime Minister of India to Celebrities of Bollywood, everybody took the chance to is the nurses for their tiring and life-threatening work.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter: “International Day of the Nurse is a special day to express gratitude to the phenomenal nurses working round the clock to keep our planet healthy. Presently, they are doing great work towards defeating COVID-19. We are extremely grateful to the nurses and their families.”
International Day of the Nurse is a special day to express gratitude to the phenomenal nurses working round the clock to keep our planet healthy. Presently, they are doing great work towards defeating COVID-19. We are extremely grateful to the nurses and their families.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 12, 2020
The PM in another tweet committed “to keep working for the welfare of nurses and devote greater attention to opportunities in this field so that there is no shortage of caregivers.”
Rahul Gandhi took to twitter to extend his wishes to the nurses and called them “our first line of defense against the Covid19 virus.”
Across India our nurses are working tirelessly, around the clock, to help save lives. They are our unsung heroes, our first line of defence against the Covid19 virus.
On #InternationalNursesDay I thank & salute each & every one of them for their hard work & dedication.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 12, 2020
Nurses are certainly the heroes of daily life since it is often a nurse who attends a patient first, most of the time, And her initial assessment, care, and treatment is very vital. Today reaffirms the great role they play.