Gbajabiamila organises workshop for Kano health workers on ethics, professionalism -GCFRNG
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has tasked healthcare workers in Kano State with being attentive to their duties and always showing recourse to ethics and professionalism.
Additionally, she urged them to be diligent in caring for patients, reminding them of the legal rights of patients in the event of an injury caused as a result of medical negligence.
The speaker delivered the position at the beginning of a 3-day training workshop for more than 65 health workers in Kano to strengthen their capacity to deliver effective services.
Themed, “Improving Patient Outcomes Through Ethical Conduct and Professionalism in the Covid Era,” the workshop is the second in the Speaker ‘s national health program series.
Speaking, Gbajabiamila said: “Our meeting here today is an effort to support the work of healthcare professionals in our country by providing training and support to ensure that you have the skills to navigate the issues of ethics and professionalism that are an integral part of its continued effectiveness. in the business of saving lives. “
While acknowledging the commitment, dedication and sacrifices of healthcare workers, the Speaker who was represented by the Chairman of the House Pension Committee, Hon. Kabiru Alhassan Rurum said that healthcare was on the priority list of the House of Representatives.
“Delivering a functioning health care system that addresses the issue of access and quality of health care and the well-being of health professionals remains a priority for the Ninth House of Representatives.
“During the last two budget cycles, we have significantly increased the amounts allocated for health care in the federal budget. We will continue in this regard. The Chamber has also been at the forefront of collaborating with health unions to ensure that the well-being of health officials remains a top priority. We are also going to continue in this sense, ”she said.
The speaker thanked the Kano State Government, in particular the Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and other stakeholders for their support and efforts to ensure the success of the training.
In a comment, Governor Ganduje, represented by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Ali Haruna Makoda, thanked the Spokesperson for choosing Kano State as the next destination for health training, having held the first edition in Lagos in November last.
He said health care was receiving the full attention it deserved from the state government, which he said was one of the reasons the workshop was a welcome development for the state.
In a welcoming address, the Speaker ‘s Chief of Staff, Alhaji Sanusi Garba Rikiji, expressed his satisfaction that workshop participants attended en masse.
Rikiji said that the provision of health care was at the heart of the president, noting that he had spent a lot of time addressing these issues, including ensuring increased budget allocations.
Also speaking, Kano State Health Commissioner Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, represented by the Ministry’s Director of Medical Services, Dr. Shehu Usman Abdullahi, noted that both the President and Governor Ganduje shared the same vision for the sector. Of the health.
In a message of goodwill, the president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Professor Innocent Ujah, praised the speaker for being at the forefront of health issues.
He said that all the speaker’s interventions in the area of health, adding that the association will continue to support him in every way possible.
For his part, the MD / CEO of Trutech Engineering Consult and Services, Mr. Joseph Aondona, said that his organization had health intervention as an area of Corporate Social Responsibility, which is why they supported this type of programs at the national level.