International Nurses Day 2017
Every year, Tabba Kidney Institute (TKI) celebrates the International Nurses Day (IND). Similarly this year we celebrated IND on the 6th of May. IND is celebrated around the world to appreciate the valuable and irrecompensable contribution of nursing in the health systems. This is just a way to thank them. The theme of this year’s IND was NURSES: A VOICE TO LEAD – ACHIEVING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
“We have the opportunity to heal, the mind, soul, heart and body of our patients. They may forget our names but they will never forget how we make them feel”
The program started with the name of Allah. Recitation of the Holy Quran was done Hafiz Khalid an employee of TKI. The program anchored by nursing staff Mr. Nickson Bashir and Mrs. Ruby Yousuf. Welcome speech was delivered by Mrs. Saima Ashfaq. Opening remarks were given by Dr. Bilal Jamil, Medical Director, TKI. Our Guest speaker Mr. Danish Ahmed Khan from National Medical Center gave remarkable presentation on the theme of IND 2017. Mrs. Shahnaz Nadeem from Tabba Heart institute also highlighted the importance of team work. Vote of thanks from nursing team was presented to all doctors.
Award ceremony was announced by Mrs. Madiha Farhan, Senior Manager Nursing, TKI. Recipients of the awards were:
Best OPD Staff: Ms. Shamim
Best UR: Syeda Rifat Tasneem
Best Incharge: Saleem Akhtar & Noureen Nadeem
Best Team Leader: Saima Ashfaq, Takla John & Shabir Hussain
Best RN: Raja Junaid Anjum
Best ICU Technician: Naveed Naymet
Best NA: Syed Tayyab Ali & Zohra Aslam
Best Ward Aid: Samina George
Nursing staff participated in different activities for e.g. speech & quotation competition and role play. Their performance was greatly appreciable. Cake cutting ceremony was carried out by senior nursing staff. At the end of event, letters of appreciations and gifts were distributed among winner and participants. Token of appreciation were presented to the honorable guest speakers. Closing remarks were shared by Dr. Syed Aqeel, Chief Operating Officer.
In brief, it was a successful event with hope for such endeavors continuing in the future where all disciplines come together like a big family.