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International Nurses Day Celebrated at KMC Hospital, Attavar

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Mangauru: KMC Hospital, Attavar, celebrated Nurses Day on 14 May at its premises as part of International Nurses Day observation.


Dr Suba Sooria P, Head of Nursing Services at Kasturba Hospital Manipal, at Dr T.M.A. Pai Hospital Udupi & at Dr T.M.A. Pai Rotary Hospital Karkala was the Chief Guest.

The program started with an Invocation from Kavya and the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest and other guests of honour.

Dr Deepak R Madi – Deputy Medical Superintendent welcomed the guests.

In his welcome speech, he said that “Nurses are the pillars of the hospital. It is impossible to provide treatment to patients only by doctors without nurses in the hospital.

Nurses are the ones who stay with patients throughout the day and provide them with the care, comfort, and courage they need.”

He expressed his gratitude to all the nurses who have chosen such a pious profession.

The Chief Guest of the programme Dr Suba Sooria P addressing the gathering emphasized the ever-changing and demanding nature of nursing.

She highlighted the theme for nurses this year: “Our Nurses, Our Future – The Economic Power of Care.”

This theme underscores the importance of investing in nursing education and training.

By doing so, new graduates will gain the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in today’s healthcare environment.

Dr Sooria P stressed the importance of fresh graduates having a willingness to learn, gain experience, and collaborate effectively with their teams.

She emphasized that nurses with strong knowledge, practical skills, and confidence are truly empowered nurses.”

Gracy Lobo, Nursing Superintendent, KMC Hospital Attavar was present on the dais and said “Nurses are like the earthly angels who take care of the patients with empathy and care”.

She congratulated all the nurses for choosing this pious profession.

On the Eve of Nursing Day, various competitions were conducted for the Nurses. Winners of these competitions were honoured by the Chief Guests and the guests on the dais.

Dr Anand Venugopal – COO, Teaching Hospitals, MAHE, Manipal and Dr Shivananda Prabhu – Incharge, Durga Sanjeevani Manipal Hospital Kateel were on the dais.

Saheeda from the Department of Pharmacy compered the programme. Sophiya Pinto Deputy Nursing Superintendent proposed the vote of thanks.