Georgetown, Guyana: The world commemorates International Nurse Day on May 12 every year. The day is celebrated to pay tribute to Florence Nightingale. The day holds immense importance and is marked by the International Council of Nurses every year.
“ICN commemorates the day every year with the production as well as distribution of the International Nurses’ Day (IND) resources and evidence,” according to the official website of the International Council of Nurses.
As the day has been approaching, the Ministry of Health of Guyana introduced some nurses of the nation who have been working days and nights for the betterment of the general public.
While highlighting the theme for the year, the Ministry of Health noted, “International Nurses Week 2023 – Our Nurses, Our Future”.
While introducing one nurse named Rochelle Ally, it mentioned, “Ms Rochelle Ally is a Nursing Tutor attached to the Charles Roza School of Nursing Health Sciences Education.” It also noted, “We salute her for her contributions to moulding our nurses.”
In addition to this, the Ministry of Health also introduced Nazim Ameer. It was quoted saying, “Ms Nazmin Ameer is a Critical Care Nursing Advancement Consultant attached to the Health Science Education, Ministry of Health. We salute her for her contributions to moulding our nurses.”
The third nurse introduced was Meshel Williams-Sampson. While mentioning about her, the Ministry of Health stated, “Ms Meshel Williams-Sampson is a Senior Tutor (Ag) attached to the New Amsterdam School of Nursing, Health Sciences Education. We salute her for her contributions to moulding our nurses.”
The Ministry of Health Guyana has always worked for the betterment of the health structure of the nation. Improving the health infrastructure in Guyana is crucial, according to the ministry. To achieve this, the government focuses on upgrading hospitals, recruiting more healthcare professionals and promoting preventive care. “We are partnering with the InterAmerican Development Bank to upgrade several hospitals in the hinterland. There was a successful meeting with the IDB team to start this project recently,” it stated in a social media post.