Nurses if properly trained are very adept in handling situations of great stress and demand, and failing to recognize their potential is a serious misgiving in part of the healthcare authorities, said Mrs. Jameela Khalaf Al Houssani, District Director-Nursing, Ministry of Health, Ajman. She inaugurated the Health Awareness Exhibition organized by the Nursing Department of GMC Hospital Ajman, on 10th and 11th of May 2011.

The exhibition was held as part of the ongoing International Nurses Day celebrations at GMC Hospital, Ajman and was open for public. School children and staff from various companies attended the exhibition and the nurses educated them on various health issues.

Mrs. Jameela Khalaf Al Houssani praised the high standards of the nurses and their dedication towards their profession. She invited the nursing department to participate in the celebrations being held by the Ministry of Health on the 17th of May, 2011 in Ajman. Nursing as a profession in very sacred and nurses are being seen as a major backbone of any hospital, she said.

The GMC Hospital nurses are celebrating the Annual Nurses Day which began with the exhibition. Later they were administered with a professional oath during the Lamp Lighting Ceremony which was graced by Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of the Gulf Medical University.

Cultural Festival :

The Annual Nurses Cultural Festival was also held on 13th of May 2011, where in the GMCH Nurses demonstrated their talent by hosting a special cultural show and displayed their talents in singing, dance and drama. The evening’s Chief Guest was Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Gulf Medical University and GMC Hospital. During his address, he said that he is proud of the nursing department and assured them of complete support in enhancing their professionals skills. He envisaged that the intake of nurses over the next two years will be doubled with addition of new hospitals and facilities by Thumbay Group.


Continuing Nurses Education Seminar :

The celebrations will culminate with a Continuing Nursing Education Seminar on Evidence Based Practice in Nursing to be held on the 27th of May 2011 at Gulf Medical University Campus in Ajman. Leading experts from all over UAE will be addressing the delegates during the seminar. Over 300 nurses are expected to participate in the seminar which will be accredited by the Ministry of Health.


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