The core foundation of nursing is caring for and nurturing patients, says First Lady Fazna Ahmed.
The first lady said this while speaking at the dinner night held to mark International Nurses Day, on Saturday.
The event was organized by the School of Nursing of the Maldives National University (MNU).
As such, taking the podium at the dinner night, FL Fazna highlighted that caring for, nurturing, and returning patients to health is the core foundation of the service of every nurse.
Stressing that nurses constantly monitor the situation of patients and become their closest friends, FL Fazna highlighted that nurses are tirelessly devoted to making decisions in the best interest of the health and wellbeing of their patients.
The first lady highlighted that nurses are some of the most compassionate people and always prioritize the comfort of their patients.
Going on to touch upon the mental and emotional burdens nurses carry, FL Fazna recalled the care and support she received from a nurse during her childhood.
The first lady also shared her first-hand experience as a carer during the Covid-19 pandemic.
FL Fazna stated that courage, skills, patience, and intellect are vital attributes of every nurse, whose services are essential in nursing patients back to health during health emergencies.
Adding that nurses find satisfaction in prioritizing the needs of patients over their own, the first lady praised them for their courage and dedication.
She also urged nurses and nursing students to continue upholding these important qualities.
The event saw FL Fazna conferring awards to long-serving lecturers at the nursing school.
Faculty members and students at the nursing school attended the event, which was organized in a bid to recognize the contributions of nurses to society.