According to Eqtesadonline, quoting Mehr, Alireza Zali, in a ceremony honoring the position of nurse, which was held virtually, described Nurse’s Day as an opportunity to pay attention to nurses’ demands and fulfill them.
Referring to the moral virtues of Hazrat Zainab (PBUH), she called the naming of her birth anniversary as Nurse’s Day a source of pride for the nursing community and said: Put themselves.
Referring to the meeting of nurses in a group meeting with the Supreme Leader last year, Zali stressed the need to fulfill his orders regarding the demands of nurses.
The president of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences reminded: “Since Corona has overshadowed the country’s healthcare sectors, nurses have played a prominent role in the national fight against this virus as an educated class.”
He continued: out of 145 thousand nurses who currently serve in the health system of the country, about 60 thousand people have been infected with corona so far and in addition to 100 martyrs have been dedicated to the country in the field of nursing.
Zali said that the nursing profession is unstoppable even in national and religious rites, adding that many nurses did not even have the emotional support of their families during the corona outbreak due to the dangers of the medical staff communicating with other people.
He went on to express some of the most important demands of nurses and said: “One of the most important challenges in the field of nursing is the lack of manpower and work pressure; Due to the significant increase in the incidence of the treatment team in the second and third coronary waves and the need for patients to rest for at least 10 days, the lack of force puts additional pressure on the nurse colleagues.
Zali continued: “In the process of recruiting manpower, there is a boring inertia that a shortcut must be found as soon as possible with the participation of the government and parliament.”
He added: “According to the needs assessments carried out until 1405, 20,000 new troops should be recruited annually in order to witness a leap in providing nursing services in accordance with the standards.”
The President of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences considered the transformation of the employment status of the nursing staff as another serious and fundamental demand of the nursing community and said: ” Facilitate the process of transforming their employment status.
Zali, referring to the decrease in the dedicated income of hospitals and the consequent reduction in the workload of medical staff, especially nurses, stressed the need to improve their employment status.
“Since the outbreak of coronary heart disease in the country, many ordinary hospital beds have been turned into intensive care units,” he said.
The President of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences further stressed the need to improve the condition of nurses ‘rest rooms, pay attention to welfare aspects such as reducing working hours and increasing nurses’ corona rewards.
Zali expressed hope that the old wound of nursing demands would be healed in such a way that we would see a cheerful smile on the faces of nurses.