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LAHORE, May 14:
President, Young Nurses Association of Lahore General Hospital Khalida Tabassum has said that the medical field is incomplete without the participation of nurses as they play a key role in patient care, treatment and healing of everyone coming to the hospital. She said that in the present era, Nursing has become the hallmark of the health sector while improvements have been made and these services of nurses are being widely acknowledged at every level now.
She expressed these views while addressing a seminar on “The Role of Nurses in Healing the Patient”. On this occasion Director General Nursing Punjab Ms. Kausar Ameer, Provincial President Young Nurses Association Rozeena Manzoor, Tauseef Khanam, Shamshad Niazi, Principal Nursing College Services Hospital Isma Taj, Nursing Superintendent General Hospital & Punjab Institute of Neurosciences Ramzan Bibi and Razia Shamim also addressed the function. DG Nursing Kausar Ameer said that any dutiful nurse should always keep in mind the courage, bravery, sincerity and services of late Florence Nightingale and make her personality worthy of imitation because there is no virtue more than serving the suffering humanity. Isma Taj said that better care of a nurse is a ray of moral hope for a patient in a life and death struggle, therefore nurses should not lose patience. Rozeena Manzoor Tauseef Khanum and Shamshad Niazi said that nurses who have to take care of the precious thing like human life should be facilitated with better service structure and Improving the facilities, sense of security and their basic rights so the Government should solve their problems on priority basis. Ramzan Bibi and Razia Shamim said that in the health sector, the dream of adapting to the requirements of the 21st century cannot be materialize without the significant participation of nurses. The concept of a disease free world is not possible without the full role of nursing sector, they added. Speakers said that the foundation of the nursing sector in Pakistan was laid by the wife of the country’s first Prime Minister Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan and from that point of view nurses are the backbone of the health sector.
The speakers paid rich tributes to the professional services of the British Nurse Ms. Florence Nightingale, who participated in the war of 1857, with the help of only 38 nurses and 1500 wounded and sick soldiers were cared for day and night and in just 4 months the mortality rate was reduced from 42% to 2%. They said that all over the world more than 20 million nurses are working in different hospitals while in Pakistan this number is very low as compare to the population. At the end of the ceremony, the birthday cake of Florence Nightingale was cut and the nurses lit candles and vowed to use all their energies to save the life of the patient during corona, dengue, war or in earthquake, flood or natural disaster, nurses would always be on the front foot and perform their duties regardless of caring about their lives.
Anwar sultana, Nudhrat Mukhtar, Sabiha Majeed, Saima Fateh, Tasneem Mustafa, Sumera Nawaz, Anam Sarwar and Gulshan Rafiq and a large number of nurses were present on this occasion.

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