Nurse Valerie Malieudje poses for a photo at her hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon, April 23, 2020. The International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world May 12, on the occasion of Florence Nightingale's birthday. The theme this year chosen by the International Council of Nurses is
Nurse Valerie Malieudje poses for a photo at her hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon, April 23, 2020. The International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world May 12, on the occasion of Florence Nightingale's birthday. The theme this year chosen by the International Council of Nurses is "Nursing the World to Health". (Photo by Jean Pierre Kepseu/Xinhua)

The Ghanaian government on Tuesday celebrated the sacrifices and efforts made by nurses in nation-building as it joined the rest of the globe to mark the International Nurses Day (IND).

The IND is celebrated around the world on May 12, on the occasion of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year’s theme is “Nursing the World to Health”.

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, dedicated Tuesday’s press briefing to give an update on the COVID-19 to the celebration of the thousands of nurses nationwide who continue to serve as part of the frontline health workers in the battle against the virus.

“Your effort, your sacrifice, and your dedication is immeasurable,” he said adding that the nurse is instrumental in the current fight against the novel coronavirus.

“From contact tracing, triaging hospitals, to care for the sick and follow-up on those who have even recovered, the Ghanaian nurse has been a strong soldier in this battle,” he said.

He assured nurses of the government’s continuous support to make their burden lighter. Enditem

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