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National Florence Nightingale Awards 2021

National Florence Nightingale Awards 2021:

President presented the award to the nursing profession.

  • Florence Nightingale was a British Nurse, Statistician and social reformer, born in Florence, Taly (1820).
  • Her effort during Crimean War (1854-56), by curing patients, calculating mortality data and showing how improvements made in sanitary methods would reduce the number of deaths, won her recognition.
  • She is also known as the land with the lamp and the founder of modern nursing.
  • National Florence Nightingale Awards was instituted in 1973 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to recognize meritorious service rendered by nursing professionals in India
  • To mark the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale, WHO announced the year 2020 as the year of the Nurse and Mid-Wife.