3732 Nursing Officers Join Medical Colleges & Hospitals in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Giving a major boost to the healthcare sector in Odisha, a total of 3732 nursing officers joined different medical colleges and hospitals in the state on Wednesday.

A ‘Nijukti Parba’ for the newly recruited nursing officers was held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who attended the programme, asked the new nursing officers to work with utmost dedication and honesty to provide the best healthcare services to the patients.

Naveen advised them to follow the ideals of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, Florence Nightingale and Mother Teresa to serve the people with selflessness and determination.

Congratulating the new officers and their families for joining a great service like patient care, the CM that the ‘basic mantra’ of health service is that every life is precious.

Advising that nursing officers have a major responsibility in this regard, he said that it is their responsibility to ensure that every person can get good service.

“You alone can instill hope in the patient. Your dedication and service can increase the confidence of the patient,” the CM said, adding that nursing officers also worked very well during COVID-19  and had a huge role in the success of the management of the pandemic.

Highlighting the 5T initiative of the state Government, he said that our health care system has become effective through this policy. Today everyone can feel the transformation in healthcare in government hospitals, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Health Minister Niranjan Pujari said the state government has always made efforts to provide adequate and better quality health services to the people. Provision of good healthcare to all has been ensured through establishment of new medical colleges, improvement of health infrastructure and new recruitment, he said.

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