To The Unsung Heroes – Happy Nurses Day
“It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm” – Florence Nightingale
Here’s raising a cheer to the revolutionary who put modern nursing in the forefront! To her we owe our gratitude; to her and all those hundreds and thousands of kind men and women who took up nursing.
The meticulous and dedicated care that our nurses offer is often overlooked or taken for granted. But it’s time to give a pat to our unsung heroes who make healthcare and the hospital the warm welcoming place it is today.
It all started with the courageous Florence Nightingale. Born on May 12, 1820, she took up nursing as a profession at a time when it was considered an undignified occupation, hospitals were just a breeding ground for diseases and it was unconventional for a woman to work. However, our tender nurse changed the course of healthcare history and nursing by breaking stereotypes at that time. She stood as a beacon and harbinger of a new beginning for all those aspiring to become diligent nurses later.
How often do we recognize and realize the work put in by our nurses? It’s they who take care, diligently, of the progress of the patient. Like a mother on a constant watch, they cater to every need of the patient. Always on their toes, they know what might go wrong and whom to call in an emergency. They know the ins and outs of a hospital, they treat each other and patients like family and are vital to the efficient functioning of our doctors, who depend upon these hardworking souls.
Being a nurse is as much a noble profession as being a doctor. To them we are thankful — for standing by our side and standing strong in every step our hospital has taken. And the next time you are at a hospital, give a smile, strike up a conversation and thank your nurses for you know they were there for you.