President Stevo Pendarovski received today representatives of the National Association of Nurses, Technicians and Midwives.
At the meeting, the representatives of this Association informed the President about their efforts in the profession, their visions for health care and protection, as well as the challenges and problems they face in their work, especially in terms of education. They pointed out that they are committed to improving the position of nurses and midwives in the country and stressed that investing in nursing is a sustainable investment in health that contributes to health prevention as a benefit to citizens and society.
President Pendarovski said that in the past period, since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, health workers deserve great respect for their daily work. The President praised and thanked them for their overall commitment and said that, just as the Covid-19 pandemic made their profession more visible, so he expects the support from the institutions to be more pronounced and stronger in the future.
The representatives of the National Association of Nurses, Technicians and Midwives, a member of the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses, said they were lobbying locally and nationally to develop policies to improve the quality of patient care, which will boost and value the importance of nurses and midwives.
This meeting takes place in the month in which two important dates are marked for nurses and midwives, May 5 – International Day of Midwives and May 12 – International Day of Nurses.