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13.05.2019

International Nurses Day Observed at the MMA




Today, International Nurses Day was marked at the Military Medical Academy. The celebration was attended by State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Bojan Jocić, Head of Military Health Department Brigadier General Uglješa Jovičić MD, Deputy Head of Military Medical Academy Brigadier General Dragan Dinčić Prof, staff of that military health institution and numerous guests.
 
Congratulating the holiday to the nurses, Brigadier General Dinčić, underlined that it was a hard and responsible profession.
 
- Our nurses do not lack for kindness, knowledge and courage. The majority of them meet the criteria of the best, the well-known like Florence Nightingale, who also lived bravely, proudly and with dignity – General Dinčić stressed, adding that it was the reason why she was rightfully remembered together with many other wonderful medical technicians.
 
The Head Nurse of the Military Medical Academy Zorica Bektaš spoke about the importance of her profession.
 
- The nurses from the Military Medical Academy have for many years been an example of high professionalism which was looked up by numerous other health establishments and they were the founders of modern nursing and a holistic approach in treatment and health care of the ill. Apart from their knowledge and skills, the nurses of the MMA also have very pronounced personal and professional responsibility, courage, inventiveness and humanitarianism, thus giving immeasurable contribution to treatment and enhancement of the health of the ill.
 
Every year, the best nurse is traditionally proclaimed at the MMA, because she excelled according to particular criteria in the previous year. This year, the panel decided that it should be the Head Nurse of the Clinic for orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the MMA Živka Ćerić. On this occasion, they also proclaim the best nurses of different specialties.
 
State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Bojan Jocić presented a plaque to the best nurse and on that occasion pointed out that the Ministry of Defence would do everything to improve the status of nurses in Serbia, adding that work, effort and self-sacrificing of the nurses could only be comprehended by those who were in the system and who are in the same environment with them.
 
The artistic segment of the programme of this year’s celebration to observe International Nurses Day included the performance by the members of the Artistic Ensemble “Stanislav Binički”.
 
International Nurses Day has been traditionally observed ever since 1974 on 12th May, the day of birth of Florence Nightingale, who is considered to be the founder of modern medical practice.
 
Congratulating the International Nurses Day, Brigadier General Dinčić emphasised that this is a difficult and responsible job.
 
- Our nurses do not lack goodness, knowledge and bravery. Most of them meet the criteria of those of the best, most famous ones, such as Florence Nightingale, who also lived boldly, proudly and with dignity – General Dinčić said, adding that we are rightly remembering her as well as many other wonderful medical technicians.
 
Zorica Bektaš, chief nurse at the Military Medical Academy, spoke about the importance of the profession to which she belongs.
 
- For many years, MMA nurses have served as example of high professionalism, as role models for many other healthcare institutions, and they were the founders of modern nursing and holistic approach in the treatment and care of the sick. Besides their knowledge and skills, the MMA nurses also have very prominent personal and professional responsibility, courage, inventiveness and altruism, giving an immeasurable contribution to the treatment and improvement of health of the sick – chief nurse Bektaš emphasised.
 
Every year, the MMA traditionally proclaims the best nurse that has shown outstanding results in the previous year according to special criteria. This year, the selection committee decided this to be the chief nurse from the MMA Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Živka Ćerić. On this occasion, the best nurses of different specialties are also proclaimed.
 
State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Bojan Jocić presented the best nurse plaque and on that occasion he emphasised that the Ministry of Defence will do everything to improve the position of nurses in Serbia, adding that the work, effort and dedication of nurses can be understood only by those who are in the system and environment together with them.
 
In the artistic part of the programme at this year's ceremony marking the International Nurses Day, members of Stanislav Binički Artistic Ensemble performed.
 
The International Nursing Day has been traditionally celebrated since 1974, on 12th May, to commemorate the birth of Florence Nightingale who is considered the founder of modern medical practice. 
 
 
 
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