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Posted On: 13 May 2020 11:09 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:07 pm

PHCC celebrates International Nurses Day to highlight the importance of the role played by nurses

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) celebrated International Nurses Day, which is celebrated on May 12, to highlight the importance of the role played by the nurses as they are the first line of defense.

The World Health Organization (WHO) joins hundreds of partners worldwide to highlight the importance of nurses in the healthcare continuum and thank nurses for what they do. The theme for this year is "Nursing the World to Health', the WHO said, while highlighting that in this year of the Nurse and the Midwife, now more than ever, it is essential that governments support and invest in their nurses.

Assistant Director of Nursing at the Primary Health Care Corporation Afrah Moussa highlighted the role of the nursing sector in providing treatment for patients, saying that they are the link between the patient and their family members, and that is their role is central to improving the treatment results and follow-up during the course of patient treatment. The nursing staff also plays an effective role in improving the health level of all members of society, being the most decisive factor in the quality of care provided, Afrah said.

She pointed out that the nursing team always strives towards achieving the goal of complete health care for the individual in the areas of awareness, prevention, diagnostic and treatment. Among the essentials of the nursing profession is health education and awareness of chronic diseases, clarification of maternity services for pregnant women before and after birth, and providing necessary vaccinations to immunize children against infectious diseases besides their main role in treatment services, she said.

The Assistant Director of Nursing stressed the important role of nursing staff in health centers, especially during this period in light of the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) disease, as nursing cadres in primary health care are considered the first line of defense to cope with Covid-19.

The PHCC noted the joint cooperation of the nursing cadres with the Ministry of Public Health and the Hamad Medical Corporation to contribute with the rest of the medical cadres in meeting the needs of the Qatari community by examining and guiding the largest possible number and the delivery of the service to patients in their homes to overcome the epidemic as soon as possible, and working to increase health awareness of the visitors in the health centers by urging them to follow the necessary means and precautions to avoid infection with Covid-19.

The Assistant Director of Nursing pointed out that the PHCC's workforce development and training department is responsible for the professional development of all nursing cadres in 27 health centers and in all nursing specialties, where professional development is strategically aligned with the needs of the nursing staff and the service they provide and the national health strategy of the Ministry of Health the public.

(Source: Qatar News Agency)