ALIMOSHO GH CELEBRATES NURSING WEEK
The Alimosho General Hospital, Igando joined other health counterparts around the globe to commemorate the 120th International Nurses’ week in honour of the Pioneer Nurse, Florence Nightingale, as well as raise awareness about nursing practice.
Speaking at the commencement of the online activities planned for the celebration themed “Voice of Lead – Nursing the World to Health”, the Medical Director of Alimosho General Hospital, Dr. Madewa Adebajo, eulogised the huge sacrifice of nurses at enhancing qualitative healthcare delivery in the State.
He averred that “the Nursing profession like other medical cadres, is paramount to qualitative delivery for life preservation. A good number of these nursing professionals provide 24 hours of relentless observations and sacrifices towards patients’ healthcare. Quite evident too that, in this current ravaging pandemic, some of them have paid the supreme price in the line of duty”.
While reflecting on the future of the Nursing profession as a contemporary hope for qualitative healthcare delivery, Adebajo called for the inclusion of skilled specialisation in the curriculum, noting that “in time past, Nursing schools were the only institutions training professional Nurses but now, Universities offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing”.
He submitted that the roles of nurses should extend beyond taking patients’ vital signs, arguing that they should be able to play major parts in the healthcare system in areas such as Neurology, Psychiatry and Anesthetics, among others, through improved qualitative training.
According to the Apex Nurse of the Hospital, Mrs. Abiiba Abiodun, the nursing profession is a selfless skill directed at preserving humanity through support rendered to an ailing person as well as having an innate ability to foster good health.
Abiodun said “The hospital is almost inactive without nurses, for we are closer to the patients from the commencement of medical scrutiny till eventual discharge. Hence, the prevailing shortage of nurses in the country needs to be addressed urgently”.
Speaking on the call for improved remuneration for nurses in order to enhance service delivery, the Nurse stated that there is need to review the salaries of nurses based on their work efforts, adding that a full upgrade in Nurses’ wages and benefits commensurate to the risks undertaken would boost their unwavering commitment.