“Demand for trained nurses will continue to rise”, says Nevis’ Junior Minister of Health

“Demand for trained nurses will continue to rise”, says Nevis’ Junior Minister of Health

Nurses are on the frontline and they have a significant role in battling the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

As of Monday, November 16th, there were over 55 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide. But while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) such as Diabetes, is still lurking about the globe. 

 

World Diabetes Day was observed on November 14th, under the theme, “The Nurse and Diabetes”.  Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar.

 

Junior Minister of Health here on Nevis, is the Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams: 

 

 

As part of the Government’s effort to encourage nurses, those here on Nevis, received a salary upgrade (retroactive from June 1st 2020).

 

In addition, Minister Brandy-Williams assured other members within the nursing fraternity on the island, that “their time will come”, as it relates to salary upgrade. 

 

According to the Minister, the nurses continue to work, in spite of the odds: 

 

Junior Minister of Health here on Nevis, the Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams. 

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