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Hon. President confers the National Florence Nightingale Awards 2020 to 51 Awardees

Commends the Nurses for their Selfless Dedication and Compassion

Posted On:
15 SEP 2021 7:57PM by PIB Delhi

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards 2020 to 51 awardees at a virtual ceremony, in the presence of Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare.

 

Congratulating all the health care workers and nurses, The President noted ancient Indian traditions of service and helping the needy which are reflected in the service of our nurses. The President exemplified the selfless contribution of nurses in the gallant fight against COVID-19 as well as their hard work in accelerating the national COVID Vaccination Programme. He added that more than one crore vaccine doses per day has become possible by the exemplary devotion of our nurses. “Your hard-work is a ray of hope and guide people towards light from darkness,” he said. Paying tribute to those who lost their lives, he observed, “Nation will be indebted to your service.”
The President underlined various initiatives taken by the Government such as Midwifery service and insurance scheme under Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyaan Yojana for the health workers. As a vital element in health care delivery, the President acknowledged nurses as the first link between public and health care system.

Echoing the same sentiments, Union Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya highlighted how 2020 brought the huge challenge of corona pandemic to the whole world. He stated that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has on several occasions appreciated the contribution of nurses during the COVID pandemic in his address to the nation. He recounted his recent visit to Italy to attend the G-20 health ministers meeting where he highlighted the selfless dedication of the nurses working round the clock during the Corona epidemic. “The human spirit, loyalty and selflessness with which you are serving people are commendable,” he stated. The nursing professionals form one of the most important and crucial pillars of healthcare delivery system, he added. He offered condolences to those who have lost their lives while serving those who were suffering from COVID.

Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar while giving the vote of thanks expressed gratitude to all the nurses and the COVID warriors who have worked tirelessly during the most trying of times to save lives.

Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary and other senior officials of the Ministry were also present at the event.

Florence Nightingale awards were instituted in the year 1973 by the Government as a mark of recognition for the meritorious services rendered by nurses to the society.

The event was webcast at https://webcast.gov.in/events/MTQzMQ–/session/MzM2Ng–

The address of the Union Health Minister can be viewed at https://youtu.be/f0u1KTtf8Kc

The achievements of the awardees can be viewed at – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zBdZr170eQ

The following healthcare workers were commended for their work and were awarded the National Florence Nightingale awards 2020 (Seriatum wise)

 

Sr. No

Name

State

Category

1

Smt. D Roopakala

Andhra Pradesh

Clinical Nurses

2

Dr. AmuluruPadmaja

Andhra Pradesh

Nurse Educator / Researcher

3

Smt. RubuYape

Arunachal Pradesh

Clinical Nurses

4

Smt. Rajila Roy

Assam

Clinical Nurses

5

Smt. RenjuKumari

Bihar

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

6

Smt. Bandana Kumari

Bihar

Clinical Nurses

7

Shri. Ajay

Chandigarh

Clinical Nurses

8

Dr. (Mrs.) Indira Jadhav Daniel

Haryana

Nurse Educator / Researcher

9

SmtSatya Devi

Punjab

Clinical Nurses

10

Dr.(Mrs.)Daisy Abraham

Chhattisgarh

Nurse Educator / Researcher

11

Smt. SamdarJanuKamdi

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

12

Smt. Victoria Elvira Noronha

Daman and Diu

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

13

Smt. Sonia Chauhan

Delhi

Clinical Nurses

14

Mrs. ShashiBalaKalra

Delhi

Clinical Nurses

15

Mrs. Usha Rani Ahuja

Delhi

Clinical Nurses

16

Brig SV Saraswati

Delhi

Nurse Administrator

17

 Mrs. GeetaChandrakantSalgaonkar,

Goa

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

18

ShriPrashantGunuDevidas

Goa

Clinical Nurses

19

Smt. BhanumatiSomabhaiGheewala

Gujarat

Clinical Nurses

20

Dr. Pragna P Dabhi

Gujarat

Nurse Administrator

21

Smt. VidyaBharanta

Himachal Pradesh

LHV (Lady Health Visitor)

22

Smt. ArunaKumari

Himachal Pradesh

Clinical Nurses

23

 Dr. ShaillaCannie

Jammu and Kashmir

Nurse Educator / Researcher

24

Smt. AshisanKullu

Jharkhand

Clinical Nurses

25

Smt.  Mariyamma M C

Karnataka

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

26

Smt. K Gayathri Devi

Karnataka

LHV (Lady Health Visitor)

27

Smt. Geetha P

Kerala

Clinical Nurses

28

Shri Mohammed Asif

Lakshadweep

Clinical Nurses

29

Smt. RashmiPandekar

Madhya Pradesh

Clinical Nurses

30

Smt. Premlata Sanjay Patil

Maharashtra

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

31

Smt. ShaliniNajukraoKumare

Maharashtra

Clinical Nurses

32

Mrs. K. Biaklun

Manipur

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

33

Mrs. Sagolsem Rama Meitei Chanu

Manipur

Clinical Nurses

34

Smt. LeitmonPaslein

Meghalaya

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

35

Smt. Vanlalthuami

Mizoram

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

36

Smt. C Dengthangpuii

Mizoram

LHV (Lady Health Visitor)

37

Smt. PremalataBarik

Odisha

LHV (Lady Health Visitor)

38

Mrs. P Latha,

Puducherry

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

39

Smt. K. Anuradha

Puducherry

Clinical Nurses

40

Mrs. Anita Vyas

Rajasthan

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

41

Smt. Sunita Devi

Rajasthan

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

42

Smt O V Usha

Tamil Nadu

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

43

Smt. S Vellankanni

Tamil Nadu

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

44

Mrs. G Manimegalai

Tamil Nadu

Clinical Nurses

45

Smt. AnaparthiArunaKumari

Telangana

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

46

Smt. M D Shukura

Telangana

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

47

ShriAshim Das

Tripura

Clinical Nurses

48

Smt. Urwashi Dixit

Uttar Pradesh

Clinical Nurses

49

Late KamlaThapa

Uttarakhand

Clinical Nurses

50

Smt. Sunita Dutta

West Bengal

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs)

51

Smt. Nilima Das

West Bengal

Clinical Nurses

 

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MV/AL/GS

HFW/ HFM International Nurses Day/15thSeptember 2021/4

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