SRINAGAR: Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) celebrated International Nurses day on Wednesday to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale – the pioneer of modern nursing. The inaugural function was followed by seminar focused on this year’s theme ‘A voice to lead health for all’.
Director SKIMS & EOSG, Dr Omar Javed Shah, who was the chief guest on the occasion paid rich tribute to Florence Nightingale and said, “She laid solid foundation for patient care.”
He appreciated SKIMS nursing staff for being main driving force, who he said have a pivotal role in patient management. SKIMS works 24×7, Dr Shah said and asked nursing staff to be an example in delivering of patient care like Florence Nightingale.
Medical Superintendent, SKIMS, Dr Farooq A. Jan hailed role of nursing at SKIMS and applauded them for their contribution towards patient care.
The function was attended by faculty SKIMS, nursing staff, nursing faculty and staff from associated hospitals.