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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

COVID-19: WHO Celebrated International Nurses Day


The World Health Organization has felicitated with nurses across the world as today, 12th of May marks their day.



In a tweet through the official handle of the organization, it says today marks the "200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth!", who was a British social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

It would be recalled from history that Nightingale was a prominent nurse who became a public figure during the Crimean War where she took care of the wounded soldiers. As at the time of war, Florence served as manager and trainer of nurses.

Because of her night inspection and care for the soldiers, she was named 'The Lady With the Lamp'. Later in "1860, Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London" among many achievements.

"Today, we #SupportNursesAndMidwives by celebrating their bravery, kindness & dedication," WHO tweeted.

It is a known fact that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has subjected nurses across the world to overlap works in their various departments. On this many congratulations are showered on them by the world celebrities and achievers.

Through the hashtag #InternationalNursesDay, Scottish Government, Public Head Agency, British Army, International Committee of the Red Cross, popular Nigeria former senator, Sheu Sani and many more personalities celebrate the anniversary.

However, Irfan Ali Bugti has called on the public to promote nurses and save their time and future.

"Kindly Humble Request to Higher Authorities promote us save our future save our time. Plz," he begged.

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