On behalf of the Health Professionals Council, I extend my greetings to all stakeholders and registrants in both private and government sector. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

During the Christmas season, there is no more opportune moment to contemplate and acknowledge your unwavering devotion and resolve. Several of you consistently arrive early and leave late at your workplaces. Some individuals visit their work place on weekends to guarantee timely and accurate delivery. Occasionally, your commitment comes at the cost of your personal time, affecting your interactions with family, friends, and loved ones.

All of the practicing Allied Health Professionals who have a valid registration in the nation exhibit varying levels of dedication, expertise, commitment, and strength, which determine the extent of our accomplishment. I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new member on the council, Dr. Cynthia Norshir, and also congratulate her on her appointment as the Chief Allied Health Officer (CAHO).

As we near the conclusion of this year, I am reminded of the significant influence that the recent tragedy can exert on our lives and professional endeavors. Nevertheless, when confronted with challenges, leaders frequently have the burden of accountability and the necessity to offer comfort and optimism to their people. In order to sustain our collective efforts and contribute to the betterment of our respective fields and the community at large, it is imperative that we remain united.

While you partake in the celebrations alongside your loved ones, exchanging gifts and coming together to rejoice, I extend my heartfelt greetings to you and your families for a secure and pleasurable Christmas, as well as a joyous New Year.

May divine blessings and protection be bestowed upon all of you.

Contributor: Morison Julie (HPC Chairperson)