In Ghana, we have developed a sort of love hate relationship with nurses.
We have read a number of accounts of how nurses did not treat patients well.
However, there are days that we also hear how some nurses saved lives.
However, since March, these nurses have become soldiers on the battlefield alongside the doctors and laboratory scientists in the fight against coronavirus.
In Ghana, some of the nurses have contracted the virus while in the line of duty.
Everyday, they head to the hospitals knowing very well that that day might be the day they might also contract the virus.
Knowing all these risks, they have not withered.
Not given up on the patients with confirmed coronavirus infections.
They have taken up longer shits hours, choosing everyday to care for the sick and clean up after them.
Today, the world is celebrating The International Nurses Day, an annual celebration of the crucial work and role of nurses around the world.
Never has this role been more crucial than now, as the many countries around the world are fighting the spread of coronavirus.
It is especially important in 2020 as nursing professionals continue to lead the frontline charge against the coronavirus pandemic.
The annual event, which was first marked in 1965, was created by the International Council of Nurses to mark the hard work of nursing staff around the world.
Since January 1974, the global celebrations have traditionally been held on 12 May.
This is to mark the anniversary of the birth of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale.
Our hero nurses. Thank you!
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