Medical workers honored in Penza
Penza, 15 June 2016. PenzaNews. A festive event for doctors, nurses and other people in the medical field, dedicated to Medical Workers Day, was held at “Penza” cinema and concert hall on Wednesday, June 15.
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The event began with a film about the Penza region healthcare, followed by a letter of congratulation from Veronika Skvortsova, Russian Minister of Health.
“A medical worker’s craft demands particular qualities: feeling of duty, compassion, inability to stay indifferent to other people’s pain. With their hard work, great skill and morals, Russian medical workers earned respect and trust of the population. My dear colleagues, I congratulate you with our professional holiday. I wish you happiness, sound health, and kindness around you!” it read.
In his address of congratulation, the Penza region governor Ivan Belozertsev thanked doctors and nurses for their great, hard and difficult work.
“I thank you for your dedication to the profession, for choosing the most noble of the professions, which makes people happy. You work surrounded by both happiness and grief; you see people passing away, people who cannot recover, and […] you witness happiness from people returning to health after operations. […] Of course, nothing can be compared to happiness you see in the eyes of other people, these emotions, this gratitude is also very important. People love you, people respect you,” he said.
Moreover, the head of the region promised to do everything possible to support the healthcare field in the Penza region.
“Right now, the main mission of the state is to impove the nation’s health, the people’s health, like the Russian President said. We thank you, thank you greatly! Be happy and healthy,” Ivan Belozertsev stressed.
In turn, Valery Lidin, chairman of the Penza region Legislative Assembly, pointed out that Medical Workers Day is a celebration both for the doctors and the patients who were saved by them.
“The history of Penza medicine is full of glorious pages and goes far back. […] Today, the new generation continues those wonderful traditions: they use new cutting-edge technologies and equipment, and have everything to provide quality medical services to our population. On this festive day, I would like to say a big thank you for your work, for your dedication to the professional duty. May this love for medical art have a positive effect on even more of your thankful patients – the people who live in the Penza region,” he said.
The event also featured an award ceremony for the best medical workers in the Penza region.