By Fatima Sadiq
Gombe state Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau, has called on Nurses and other medical practitioners to stick to tenets of their profession by being humane, caring and Godly for patients to feel at home while responding to treatment.
The Deputy governor made the call while receiving the members of Conference planning committee of the Christian Nurses on a courtesy visit to his office.
Dr Manassah Jatau said it was high time they embraced modern practice and also improve on their relationship with patients to enable them feel at home while in the hospital.
He appreciated the Nurses and other medical practitioners for their contributions in making Gombe what is today, having received different awards for health sector performance.
” As nurses under the aegis of religious umbrella, we want you to be different and show example on how to treat humanity while taking care of patients. As a medical sociologist, I believe there is so much one can do, apart from administration of drugs. One needs to fine out the perception of the patient about what the medical personnel is doing to him. This is why relationship is very important in dealing with patients” he explained.
Dr. Manassah Jatau also called on them to look into the possibility of contributing their part in the industrial park by establishing a company or working in conjunction with other medical practitioners to produce drugs locally towards reducing the importation of drugs and medical tourism.
He assured them of the state governments support towards their national conference and their general practice.
Speaking earlier, the Acting Chairman, Central Planning Committee, Fellowship of Christian Nurses National Conference, Mr. Martins Mohammed Lekke said they were governments Governor’s Office to make known to the state government their national conference coming up in August the ear as well as solicit for their support toward useful hosting of the conference.
He said, the conference will be attended by participants from across the country and it is expected that Gombe State will be showcased.
The fellowship of Christian Nurses conference has been slated for August 7th in Gombe.