The National Florence Nightingale Award for 2020 was won by Brigadier SV Saraswati.

The National Florence Nightingale Award for 2020 was won by Brigadier SV Saraswati.

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Category : Awards Published on: September 23 2021

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·        The National Florence Nightingale Award, the highest national honor that a nurse can receive, has been conferred on Brigadier SV Saraswati, Deputy Director General, and Military Nursing Service (MNS) for 2020.

·        "As a renowned operation theater nurse, she has assisted in more than 3,000 lifesaving and emergency surgeries and trained residents, operation room nursing trainees and support staff throughout her career," the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

·        Brigadier Saraswati hails from Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and was inducted into MNS on December 28, 1983.

Important facts

About the Florence Nightingale Prize

v At the Eighth International Conference of Red Cross Societies in London in 1907, the assembled delegates decided to create a commemorative International Nightingale Medal to honor eminent personalities in the nursing field.

v First Prize: 1920

v Founded: 1912

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