Nurses Week celebrations held at Fortis Mohali

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Harjit Kaur, the first nurse recruited by Fortis Hospital Mohali on its inception in 2001 and still serving in the hospital, honoured on the occasion

NewZNew (S A S Nagar) : Harjit Pal Bajwa, in her late thirties now, had a very genuine reason to feel exceptionally proud on Thursday. Having the distinction of being recruited as the first nurse in Fortis Hospital Mohali on its inception in 2001, she completed 15 years of service to humanity and was duly honoured by the hospital at the conclusion of International Nurses Week celebrations.

A cultural programme marked the conclusion of the weeklong celebrations with the students and staff of School of Nursing (NOW) participating in an impressive ramp walk. Dances, including Rajasthani dance, bhangra, solo and fusion, alongwith songs, skits and mimes marked the occasion. The atmosphere in the Fortis auditorium, packed to capacity, was electrifying as a mine on the negative impact of mobile phones on our daily lives, and standup comedian Kapil Sharma’s laughter show, had the audience in splits. Earlier a lamp lighting ceremony was performed and nurses took their customary pledge.

Chief guest on the occasion, Mrs Harjinder Kaur, chairperson of the Punjab Arts Council and former mayor of Chandigarh, complimented the nurses for their wonderful performances and wished that they continue with their valuable service to humanity with selfless zeal.

Mr Ashish Bhatia, COO (North & East), Fortis Healthcare Ltd, and Mr. Abhijit Singh, Facility Director, Fortis Hospital Mohali, who were also present, exhorted the nurses to set new benchmarks in patient care so that the patients forgot their sufferings in their care.

Capt Neelam Deshwal, Regional Chief Nursing Officer, Fortis Hospital Mohali, said, “The standards of nursing care in Fortis Hospital Mohali matched the highest standards in the country and       I am sure that these standards will be surpassed as we move along.”