UAE Press: Nurses, the frontline of a patient's recovery

Published date20 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

A local newspaper has said that nurses are the essence of healthcare, the shining path to recovery, a source of solace. The same can be said about the nurses in the frontline of the war against the coronavirus pandemic in the UAE. They have been brave enough to put themselves in the line of fire; some have been casualties, some managed to overcome the hurdles "More than 230,000 healthcare workers are reported to have contracted the virus across several countries and more than 600 nurses have now died from it," Gulf Today said in an editorial on Friday.

"International Nurses Day gives us a chance to pay tribute to the selfless services and sacrifices made by the unsung heroes in the first line of defence," the paper quoted Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, as saying, adding that the remarkable achievements made by nursing cadres will forever be remembered by the UAE leadership and people.

The UAE has pulled out all stops to make working conditions for nurses as comfortable as possible. The establishment of the National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery 2025 has been a turning point in strengthening the capabilities of the health system.

The UAE, it can be said, is counting on its national health cadres to steer the country towards new heights of excellence.

Amid the COVID-19 battle, the UAE has given high priority to the health and safety of its medical cadres by providing them with the necessary training and requirements of the occupational protection in accordance with the best international practices.

MoHAP has joined the world campaign "Nursing Now". MoHAP provides scholarships for Emiratis who have a high school diploma from both genders to complete their studies in nursing specialisations in a number of the universities, to increase citizen...

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