I wanted to become a nurse: DikshitSeptember 20th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Inspired by Florence Nightingale during her school days, she had wanted to become a nurse. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said this Tuesday while addressing nurses here.
Speaking at the International Nursing Summit, Dikshit said: “I was inspired by the service rendered by Florence Nightingale and I always wanted to become a nurse.”
Florence Nightingale is remembered for her work among the wounded during the Crimean War.
“Nurses who care and comfort for the ill should be recognised for their exemplary performance and invaluable contributions to the quality of health care. We should institute an award to honour them,” Dikshit said.
Inaugurating the two-day summit organised by Fortis healthcare, Dikshit said: “We need to improve the quality of healthcare services and bridge the gap between public and private healthcare facilities.”
Shivinder Mohan Singh, managing director of Fortis Healthcare (India) Ltd, said: “Nurses are the lifeblood of any healthcare as a hospital can last a couple of days without a doctor but they cannot do without nurses.”
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