The Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council organized a special ceremony on Tuesday in honor of International Nurses Day. During the event, they presented the prestigious ‘Best Nursing Personnel and Lifetime Achievers’ awards for the years 2022 and 2023. This significant occasion celebrated the outstanding contributions made by nurses and coincided with the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the influential pioneer of modern nursing.
International Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 12th worldwide, paying homage to the invaluable role nurses play in healthcare and acknowledging their dedication and hard work. The Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council, in line with this global observance, took the opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of nursing professionals in the region.
Thamizhachi Thangapandian, Member of Parliament representing Chennai South, graced the occasion as the guest of honor. She presented the prestigious ‘Best Nursing Personnel’ awards to 20 deserving nurses, acknowledging their exceptional skills, compassion, and commitment to patient care. In addition, the ‘Lifetime Achievers’ awards were presented to 11 nurses who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and made significant contributions to the nursing profession over the course of their careers.
The event also included the presentation of special category awards to six nurses who have exemplified excellence in nursing and have selflessly served the public for the betterment of society. These nurses were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the nursing field and their tireless efforts in ensuring the welfare and well-being of individuals under their care.
A total of 37 awards were bestowed in various categories, with 19 awards dedicated to government nurses and 18 awards given to private sector nurses. This balanced distribution showcased the council’s commitment to acknowledging excellence across different healthcare settings and organizations.
S. Ani Grace Kalaimathi, the registrar of the Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council, presented the council’s comprehensive report for the years 2022 and 2023, highlighting the significant achievements and advancements made within the nursing profession during this period. The report reflected the council’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of nursing practice and professional development.
During the ceremony, A. Shanmugakani, the president of the Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council, delivered a speech expressing gratitude to the nurses for their invaluable contributions to the healthcare system. A.F. Annie Raja, a prominent member of the council, also addressed the attendees, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and honoring the exceptional achievements of nurses.
The Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council’s event served as a testament to the unwavering commitment and dedication of nurses, who tirelessly provide care, comfort, and expertise to patients in need. Through these awards, the council celebrated the profound impact nurses have on the lives of individuals and the well-being of society as a whole.