Rubu Yape Honoured with National Florence Nightingale Award by President Ram Nath Kovind
Nation-State: Assistant Nursing Superintendent of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (TRIHMS), Rubu Yape has been conferred with the National Florence Nightingale Award -2020 in recognition of her meritorious performance in 28 years of services in her nursing career.
"It was the unrelenting support provided by the nurses, which has helped us in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. It is only because of their sustained efforts that we have achieved the distinction of vaccinating a sizeable portion of our population. The milestone of vaccinating one crore-plus people in a single day in India was possible only because of their dedication and untiring efforts," Kovind said on the occasion of the presentation of the National Florence Nightingale Awards to the nursing personnel at a virtual ceremony.
Yape was among the 51 awardees of the country, who were honoured with the National Florence Nightingale Awards by President of India, Ram Nath Kovind in a virtual award-giving ceremony on 15th Sep 2021.
The rains of congratulations are pouring in from the department and her loved ones. Deputy Director of Nursing Kijum Karga, Registrar of Arunachal Pradesh Nursing Council (APNC) Rikbin Zirdo, and executive members of Trained Nurses Association of India, AP state branch have congratulated Yape for the prestigious achievement.
“She is known for her sincere and dedicated service in different fields, such as clinical, operation theatre and in the dedicated Covid hospital,” the APNC said in a press release.
Noting that one of the awardees lost her life while treating Covid-19 patients, the President said, "The nation would always be indebted to her for this sacrifice."
He further stated that the services and sacrifice of the nurses cannot be evaluated in terms of any pecuniary benefit. Still, the government has acknowledged the contribution of nurses during the pandemic and has launched the 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19' to provide a comprehensive personal accident cover of Rs 50 lakh to all healthcare providers.
Pointing to the theme for the International Nurses Day 2021, 'Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare', the President said that it brings out the central role of nurses in healthcare delivery systems worldwide.
The SPACE Media congratulate Rube Yape for such phenomenal achievements and for making the state proud.