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Nurses an important pillar of health care: Minister

Nurses an important pillar of health care: Minister

Imphal, May 18 (UNI) Manipur Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister Hangkhalian said nurses are the pillar, skeleton, part and parcel of the health care sector.
He appreciated those taking the profession and encouraged the nurses to serve with dedication and take care of the poor and needy patients.
Nurses should move forward and should not forget the great contributions made by Florence Nightingale, the lady of the lamp, in caring of the sick people, he said.
The minister was speaking during observation of International Nurses Week Celebration under the theme “Nursing: A Voice to Lead-Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals” here today at Jubilee Hall in Lamphelpat here.
Parliamentary Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Soibam Subhashchandra Singh said the government proposes to give the Best Nurse Award to the best nurse workers from this year to enhance and strengthen the duty of nurses towards sick persons and increase the bond of love between nurses and the patients.
The Chief Guest and other dignitaries distributed prizes to the first rank holders of various events which were held during the observation week.


Over 300 cases of diarrohea diagnosed in Poonch, health staff on alert

Jammu, May 23 (UNI) Over 300 cases of diarrohea in the past one-week were reported in bordering belt of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, while the district administration has sounded an alert and cancelled the leaves of health officials.


Suspected Ebola cases in Congo rise to 29 - WHO

GENEVA, May 19 (Reuters) The number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo has risen to 29, up from 21, World Health Organization spokesman Christian Lindmeier told a regular UN briefing in Geneva today.


Punjab launches campaign to sensitise people about ill effect of hypertension

Chandigarh, May 18 (UNI) The Punjab Health department today commenced a consistence awareness campaign to drive home the citizens of the state about the healthy lifestyle practices besides sensitising them about the ill effects of hypertension.


2 more test positive for swine flu in Kangra

Kangra, May 16 (UNI) Two more patients have tested positive for Swine Flu in Kangra district's Dr Rajinder Prasad Govt Medical College Tanda.


20-lakh women die due to abortion every year : Survey

New Delhi, May 15 (UNI) Thirteen per cent of 1 point 5-crore women, who go for abortion to get rid of unwanted pregnancy, die every year, according to a recent survey.

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) Sri Lankan scientists report having developed a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertilizer – described as nano-particle fertilizer - that could contribute to a second food revolution across the globe.

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Humans may have ritualistically "killed" objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site in Italy suggests.

Fiscal incentives may help reduce emissions in developing countries

Fiscal incentives may help reduce emissions in developing countries

New Delhi, Feb 7 (UNI) Fiscal policies introduced by the Governments in developing countries can have a significant effect on lowering harmful carbon emissions and help countries with fulfilling their commitments under the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, a study has found.