Every worker is responsible for executing their duties to fulfill people’s expectations while they protect their own work rights and professional identities, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
“Nobody should act in such a manner to face people’s hostility and hatred, and it is the responsibility of everyone to discharge their duties to serve the people so that they can win the respect of the people,” he said.
The President was addressing the gathering of the National Nurses Day Celebrations, held at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) today (May 12).
President Rajapaksa said the current government has ended the era in which the workers had to risk their lives when struggling to win their rights. The Government has taken steps to grant the rights to the workers without any obstacle or threat.
The nurses’ services have been strengthened today to the highest level in its history. The Government is doing its best for them to win their rights. They should work, recognizing their responsibilities for people, the President further stated.
The benefits of the health services should reach all the people in this country. Every section of the health service should commit to save kidney patients in the dry zone, the President emphasized.
The President also noted that the Government has already launched programs to help people who are suffering from the drought in Anuradhapura and Polonnnaruwa Districts.
More than 5,000 nurses attended the ceremony held under the theme, ‘Nurse is a strength for change; an essential resource for health’.