Assam Rifles honours oldest nurse in Tamenglong on International Nurses Day

On the occasion, 44 Assam Rifles also launched an all-female-led sanitization and awareness programme in Tamenglong town around the Rani Gaidinliu market.


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To acknowledge the compassion, professionalism and round the clock commitments of the nurses caring for the public health in Tamenglong, 44 Assam Rifles under the aegis of  HQ 22 Sect AR/ IGAR(E) celebrated the International Nurses Day in Tamenglong district headquarters on Wednesday.

The unit reached out to the oldest nurse from the town, Meithonliu, a retired nurse who hails from Chabagan, Ward No VIII, Tamenglong. She was born on March 1, 1948 and completed her nursing from Makunda Leprosy General Hospital, Silchar.

She chose this noble profession of nursing and joined government service on June 8 1978. She retired from active service in 2006 only to volunteer as a social worker and help the society in hours of need.

The unit CMO, nurses on behalf of the complete unit accompanied by Dr Gracy, CMO in-charge, District Hospital, Tamenglong, honoured Meithonliu for her compassion, optimism and kindness.

It was a moment to recognise her and her selfless hard work to serve and inspire humanity. She along with her old colleagues Khiukhemliu Gonmei and Asana Kamei together cut a cake on this occasion. All three have retired from active service.

During the occasion, the unit felicitated the three nurses, who continue to motivate and inspire the nursing fraternity.

On the occasion, 44 Assam Rifles also launched an all-female-led sanitization and awareness programme in Tamenglong town around the Rani Gaidinliu market.

The female Nursing Staff, including Para Medical Staff of the Unit, reached out to people in areas around the town to spread awareness and assist them in the fight against the devastating second wave of Covid pandemic.

The unit organised a mobile awareness campaign, spreading messages about Covid appropriate behaviour among the shopkeepers and buyers in the market area.

The posters depicted the selfless service rendered by the Nursing staff during the worldwide pandemic. All these female warriors spread the message about online procedure to register for the third phase of vaccination via cowin.gov.in.

The unit also conducted a sanitization drive in the Rani Gaidanliu market area which is visited by many locals every day.  The main market in the town and other key areas were sanitised by using a mist spray machine.

The unit’s nursing and Para medical staff on this occasion planted tree saplings in the district. The plantation drive witnessed many jawans joining nursing staff of the unit in planting 2,000 saplings to honour the worldwide Nursing staff for their compassion and kindness in serving humanity.

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First Published:May 13, 2021, 10:11 a.m.

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