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New Delhi: The birthday of Florence Nightingale is marked as "International Nurses Day." On this occasion National Award for Nurses were given in New Delhi today by the President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Tahira Khan of Andhra Pradesh and Khatijja Shaikh of Dadra & Nagar Haveli are two of the nurses recognized for their meritorious services.Â
There is one nurse to every 2250 Indians. Compare this to one nurse for 150 to 220 people in developed countries. Even developing countries like Indonesia, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Thailand have a better nurse population ratio than us. Needless to say, Indian nurses are overworked and unappreciated.
Government of India has revived National Awards for Nurses given as the highest recognition for the meritorious services to the nurses and nursing profession in the country. Each award carries a Certificate of Merit and Cash award of Rs.50, 000/-.
President Kalam addressing on the occassion of InternationalÂ Nurses Day.
Today, on the occasion of birthday of Florence Nightingale, President of India presented the Awards to17 Awardees selected by the Central Selection Committee. This day is celebrated all over the world as "International Nurses Day." The following nursing professionals received the Award:
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Ms Tahira Hashim Ali Khan||Nurse|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||Ms C.S.Tada||Nurse|
|4||Gujarat||Ms Udaising Damor||Nurse|
|5||Kerala||Ms Salomi George||Nurse|
|6||Maharashtra||Ms Bhosale Vijaya Baburao||Nurse|
|7||New Delhi (Military Nursing Services)||Maj.Gen. (Ms) Shashi Bala||Nurse|
|8||New Delhi||Dr.(Mrs) Margaret Dean||Nurse|
|9||Pondicherry||Ms Anna Siromani Rajan Babu||Nurse|
|10||Tamil Nadu||Ms Chellamal Mariappan||Nurse|
|11||Uttar Pradesh||Ms Hardeep Kaur||Nurse|
|12||UT Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Ms Khatija M.Shaikh||Nurse|
|13||West Bengal||Ms Reena Bose||Nurse|
|15||Orissa||Ms Subasini Jena||ANM|
|16||Tamil Nadu||Ms C.Mahalakshmi||ANM|