KARACHI- Founder of Ziauddin Hospital, Dr Aijaz Fatima, said here that “nurses are always at the forefront of health care, and they are the first contact with the patients.
She exhorted the nurses to use their theoretical thinking and practical wisdom not only for the betterment of patients, but also to meet the standards of their profession.
She was speaking on the occasion of International Nurses & Midwives Day which also marked the 105th birthday of Florence Nightingale. The event was organized by the Ziauddin University’s College of Nursing, North Nazimabad campus, to highlight the current health issues and the role of nurses.
Speaking as the chief guest Dr Aijaz Fatima said that our health facilities rely heavily on nurses. You can bring revolution in the field of medical through time management. “Thank you for the amazing work you do, of which the largest part cannot be seen by the human eye,” she remarked.
In her keynote address, Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing’s director Ms Jacqueline Dias said that today we remember Florence Nightingale as the one person who raised the status of nursing from an unskilled profession to a medical profession.
Florence Nightingale fought for health care for people regardless of faith or economic background as she believed that it was important to look after an individual’s mental and physical health, she added.
Ziauddin University College of Nursing’s principal Aliya Nasir said that we observe Nurses Day to inform the public about work of nurses and how we contribute to health and well-being of public and highlight the contributions nurses made in the delivery of health care system. “Global health cannot be achieved without nurses and without our proactive contribution and participation at all levels of the healthcare system”, she added.