…Charges them on dedicated and selfless service
The Medical Director of Central Hospital, Bénin City, Dr Philip Ugbodaga has saluted the “service and determination” of all nurses working in the hospital on the occasion of the 2019 International Nurses Day usually celebrated around the world on May 12, the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing to mark the contributions of nurses to the society.
The theme for this year’s International Nurses Day is ‘A Voice to Lead: Health for All’.
In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Mrs Sandra Omoregbe, the Medical Director stated that ‘sufficient, adequately trained and motivated nurses’ were essential for the health of the population and encouraged the nurses to always give their best in order to save lives.
Ugbodaga also noted that nurses had a great responsibility for the protection of the health of the people as well as deploying their talents towards better healthcare and medical services.
“Today nursing has evolved into a profession with a wealth of skills and professional knowledge and sufficient, adequately trained and motivated nurses are essential for the health of the people”, the message by the Medical Director added.
Ugbodaga also called on Edo people to cooperate with all health workers in their dedicated and selfless services towards the provision of good health and healthy life for all citizens of the state.
He thanked the nurses for the cooperation he has received from them since his assumption of office as the Medical Director of the hospital nearly two years ago and reassured them of the Edo State government’s good intentions for the health sector as well as their welfare through the Edo Healthcare Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP).