Minister of Health demands more attention for nurses
On the commemoration, yesterday of International Nurses’ Day, the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo, Amable Durán Tineo, highlighted the hard work of this personnel and reflected on the conditions in which they carry out their long working days within the Dominican Health System.
In his homily during the Mass at the Primada Cathedral, offered by the Pastoral de la Salud, he urged health service workers to be more humane with the sick, because tenderness is the key to understanding the helpless and is also a precious medicine for their healing.
Monsignor Durán reiterated the message of Pope Francis: “The Nurse has a direct and continuous relationship with patients, cares for them every day, listens to their needs and comes into contact with their very body that she takes care of” and must show “tenderness” and “sensitivity”.
She expresses that tenderness passes from the heart to the hands, through a ‘touching’ of the wounds of full respect and love”.
Trinidad Ayala Adames, the general coordinator of the Pastoral de la Salud, highlighted the work of the nursing personnel since they are the backbone of the country’s health services.
She raised her voice to “make visible the professionals who live difficult situations at any level, to whom we exhort to listen to the Word to meet Christ and discover a new meaning for their existence”.
For this reason, he called for “awareness of the great suffering involved in the loss of healthy balance in people”.
He raised his voice to “make visible the professionals who live difficult situations at any level, to whom we exhort to listen to the Word to meet Christ and discover a new meaning for their existence,” Ayala said. He demands that the authorities come to their aid to overcome the structural problems of the community.