The Military Nursing Service Officers (MNS) of Military Hospital (MH) Shillong will celebrate the 98th MNS Raising Day, on Sunday.
MH will organise a walkathon, on October 3 to commemorate the occasion, and Brigadier S N Kulkarni, Commandant Military Hospital Shillong will flag off the event, in the presence of all the nursing officers posted at the hospital.
Multiple events were organised as part of the celebrations including out-reach activities like health talks, first aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation demonstrations at various schools in the city. A pledge ceremony was also held by Nursing Officers, led by Colonel R Padma Hepsiba, Principal Matron at Military Hospital.
The MNS traces its origin in the Army Nursing Service formed in 1881 as part of the Royal Army. After the end for the First World War on October 1, 1926, the Army Nursing Service was granted permanent status in the Army, and the day was formally adopted as the raising day of the Military Nursing Service.
MNS aims to provide excellence in patient care at Military Hospitals of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force both in War and Peace. Apart from the professional activities, MNS Officers have also participated and brought laurels in sports and adventure activities at National and International levels. The officers of the MNS endeavour to wipe out the sorrow of the wounded and to bring a smile despite adversity with a motto – ‘Service with a Smile’.