Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize says to commemorate the International Nurses Day, the ministry of Health will hold candlelight ceremony for all nurses in the country.
“The minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, the Deputy minister Dr Joe Phaahla, together with MECs for health in all 9 provinces will hold a special candlelight ceremony for all nurses in the country,” he said.
Mkhize adds that the candlelight and the reading of the pledge will happen at the same time in all provinces.
“The minister will participate from KZN together with the National Department of Health Chief Nursing Officer, Dr Nonhlanhla Makhanya, who will publicly read the nurses’ Pledge of service, being joined by all nurses in the country.
The candlelight and the reading of the pledge will happen at the same time in al provinces,” said Mkhize.
International Nurses Day commemoration is in recognition of their hard work, dedication, sacrifice. This moment will also be to acknowledge the nurses role as frontline workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.