By NV Paulose
Give them more Respect; Says Dr. Srinivas Ramaka!
We should value the great services done by Nurses and Midwifes at critical times and all the times much more than what we do at present; said Dr. Srinivas Ramaka. He was talking to Global TV from Warangal. Dr.Srinivas Ramaka.MD.,D.M.. is Consultant Cardiologist, Srinivasa Heart Centre and also Chairman and Managing Trustee of Srinivasa Heart Foundation, Ramnagar, Hanamkonda, Warangal, Telangana State, India. He is a Limca Record holder and an ardent advocate for public health awareness campaigns. Topics like avoiding sudden cardiac deaths with timely attention and simple care! Campaigner about the loose approach of governments on tobacco menace and many other areas.
Nurses and supporting staff are doing great services for humanity. Their services are passionate than just being professional. Every nurse is compassionate to human respect and comfort. Society should give much more positive care and concern towards the nurses and midwives. We should bring more dedicated into the nursing profession.
Below are from WHO Website and from Nurse.com
Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often, the first and only point of care in their communities. The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.
That’s why the World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
Join WHO and partners including, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Council of Nurses (ICN), Nursing Now and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in a year-long effort to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives, highlight the challenging conditions they often face, and advocate for increased investments in the nursing and midwifery workforce.
The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.
Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often the first and only point of care in their communities. Quite simply, the world will only achieve universal health coverage by recognizing the critical role they play and by investing more in the nursing and midwifery workforce.
It’s the Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Why does it matter?
When the World Health Organization designated 2020 — the 200thanniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth — as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we were thrilled.
Of course, we at The DAISY Foundation are among the nursing profession’s most ardent cheerleaders, so we think every year is the Year of the Nurse. But the focus the WHO is putting on nursing is important, not only to nurses and midwives and to others who work in healthcare, but also to those of us who are patients and family members.
Placing such visible, authoritative attention on the essential role nurses play in healthcare will help raise the status of nurses throughout the world. This may not seem like a big deal to us in the U.S., where nursing is the most trusted profession year after year, according to Gallup’s polls.
But in some other countries, where nurses and midwives are perceived as less significant providers and nursing is not seen in the professional light with which we view it, the WHO’s attention will make a difference in elevating the profession.
For the first time in history, nurses and midwives will be celebrated during 2020 throughout the world for the role they play in the health of the global population.
Pride in nurses worldwide
In 2019, we had the opportunity to meet Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, director general of the WHO. In announcing this milestone for nurses, he said, “WHO is proud to nominate 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. These two health professions are invaluable to the health of people everywhere. 2020 will be dedicated to highlighting the enormous sacrifices and contributions of nurses and midwives, and to ensuring that we address the shortage of these vital professions.”
Annette Kennedy, president of the International Council of Nurses, a DAISY Foundation Supportive Association, echoed the sentiments of WHO leadership.
“Florence Nightingale used her lamp to illuminate the places where nurses worked, and I hope the designation of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife will provide us with a new, 20-20 vision of what nursing is in the modern era and how nurses can light the way to universal health coverage and healthcare for all,” she said.
To Read in detail from Nurse.com click the link below.