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Itagar, May 31: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has announced a cash award of Rs 3 lakhs to mne Me, Health Supervisor (Lady Health Visitor) recipient of tiol Florence Nightingale Award 2016 as an incentive to encourage her further to work with more sincerity and dedication.
Me was conferred tiol Florence Nightingale Award 2016 by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on the occasion of Intertiol Nurses Day on May 12 last and she received the award from the President of India.
The chief minister appreciated her twenty two years of service, during which Me has significantly contributed to the health and care of people in the communities she has served, helping women deliver babies safely and saving lives in extremely trying conditions, an official report said here today.
As a health care provider, Me has risked her life many a times for serving people with no access to medical aid providers, often walking miles without food or rest, climbing hills, crossing rivers and forests and even facing wild animals – all this to serve people living at the farther most ends of the region.
Her dedication and caring attitude is well evidenced by the care she gives to the sick, visiting their homes and spending time with people in pain and giving them the hope. She also conducts meetings for adolescents and women on various health related issues.
She contributed greatly for the growth and an ebling service environment for fellow professiols. Pul called upon other health workers to emulate the example set by her for further strengthening the healthcare systems in the state and hope that many nurses and health workers of the state would win more such awards in days to come, the report added.