Bhubaneswar, Nov 29: In a significant development for the healthcare sector of the state, a total of 3732 nursing officers have been appointed across different medical colleges and hospitals. The induction ceremony for these newly appointed healthcare professionals was organized at the Kalinga Stadium.
Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, extended his warm wishes to the nursing officers who have taken up the noble responsibility of serving the people. He emphasized the need for selfless dedication and urged the nursing officers to follow the exemplary work of Pandit Gopabandhu Das, Florence Nightingale, and Mother Teresa in serving humanity.
In his address, Patnaik reiterated that the core mantra of healthcare services is to create a sense of trust and confidence among patients. He commended the nursing officers for their commitment to providing compassionate care, especially during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chief Minister also acknowledged the pivotal role played by nursing officers in successful COVID-19 management. He highlighted their significant contributions and stressed the importance of the nursing community in the overall healthcare system.
The newly appointed nursing officers were encouraged to view their role not only as a profession but as a mission to bring comfort and solace to the patients. Chief Minister Patnaik expressed confidence that their dedication and service-oriented approach would elevate the standard of healthcare delivery in the state.