The National Florence Nightingale Awards were given away by the President Pranab Mukherjee to thirty-five nursing personnel at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of International Nurses Day
The Award carries a cash award of 50 thousand rupees, a certificate, a citation and a medal.
The International Nurses Day is celebrated all over the world on 12th May every year to commemorate Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
President Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Florence Nightingale Awards for the year 2016 to thirty-five nursing personnel at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of International Nurses Day, 12th May 2016.
On this occasion, President said nursing professionals are the backbone of the healthcare system and that Nurses play a vital role in all aspects of healthcare, be it national health campaigns like polio eradication, mid-wife services and community education.
Their level of commitment and care are much valued in both urban and rural areas, including remote areas of the country. Their contribution is critical in the achievement of the nation’s healthcare goals.
Their inputs into health sector policies are equally important for they help in creating the necessary supportive work environment for their practice.
The President said that in the next fifteen years or so, the nature of their services will undergo significant change and that training and capacity building in this field will require new levels of innovation and leadership.
On this occasion, Union Health Minister J P Nadda stressed on the need to strengthen the nursing sector. He said that the Centre is taking steps to bolster the nursing sector.
These awards are being given since 1973. The International Nurses Day is celebrated all over the world on 12th May every year to commemorate Florence Nightingale’s birth anniversary.
Florence Nightingale introduced nursing to the world… It is pertinent to note that in the present time, the number of nurses in the country is about 16 lakh 60 thousand and by 2017, according to one estimate, 17 lakh nurses would be required to enable smooth functioning of health services in the country, while by 2022, there will be a requirement of 27 lakh nurses.
So there is a need to increase seats for nursing and special emphasis should be paid towards training as well.
Ms. Jyoti Muralidhar Bhangale
ANM, Subcenter- Paladhi,
Jalgoan District, Maharashtra
Ms. Jyoti Muralidhar Bhangale, is compassionate nursing professional who has been dedicatedly serving people in her community.
Ms. Bhangale completed her LHV training in 2008 as well. She has provided quality care to patients through her skills and knowledge and hs contributed to improved health services in her area.
In recent years, Ms. Jyoti Muralidhar Bhangale, has been strong advocate of Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign. Her interests in issues concerning maternal and child health have led her to participating in a number of seminars and conferences. She has undergone various training like Infant and child nutrition, SBA and Mother and Child programme.
She has got number of certificates and appreciation letters from various organizations.
Ms Meera Kishore Pardeshi,
Assistant Matron, Sub District Hospital,
A people oriented professional, Ms Meera Kishore Pardeshi has completed diploma in public health.She has worked in various positions for three decades with excellent track record of professional practices.
Earlier to the present hospital, she has worked in various capacities at PHC, Civil Hospital and Family welfare Bureau.
She has had additional training in management , communication,Child survival and Safe Motherhood, HIV/AIDS, Teaching Mthodology, RI monitoring and Vigi-flow Training (WHO) etc. She has published two articles on health issues in local journals.
She has appreciation certificates for her work at PHC’s for outstanding services provided to victims of road accidents in Bhokar PHC in 1985 by Chief Minister of Maharashtra. She has also been appreciated from the Public Health Department, Government of Maharashtra.