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Celebration of the National Nurses Day in Puerto Plata

PUERTO PLATA.- On May 12, on International Nursing Day, several activities were held in Puerto Plata, among which a picket in front of the local hospital demanding salary increase and improvement of the state health center.

In the data provided by the communicator Francis Morales, it is pointed out that all the students of the technical high school in nursing of the educational center Gregorio Urbano Gilbert (The Reformation), participated in a parade through the main streets of Puerto Plata on the occasion of the International Day of Nursing .

The more than 200 students accompanied by their teachers walked along the central streets of this city dressed in white and green, they were greeted by citizens on their way from Plaza Independencia to La Reforma where they culminated the activity.

The president of the National Union of Nursing Workers (SINATRAE) in Puerto Plata, Miguelina Alejandro, said that this day finds the country’s nurses in a calamitous and shameful situation because there is no government attention, no¬† worthy salary, and there’s deplorable conditions in all public hospitals.

Similarly, Alejandro denounced that the vacancies left by the nurses who were pensioned have not been filled at the Ricardo Limardo Hospital, loading their colleagues with extra work. The new nurses who are hired to earn only seven thousand pesos, less the discounts, which will have them receive monthly over five thousand pesos salary.

The International Nursing Day is celebrated on May 12 of each year, as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who was a British nurse, writer and statistician, considered to be the forerunner of the modern and creative nursing profession of the first Conceptual nursing model.

For this reason, the International Council of Nurses commemorates each year this day distributing a folder of educational and public information materials for use by nurses around the world.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital, NPN

May 13, 2017

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