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Kano H.M.B Trains Zonal HODs, CNOs

the Board is turning around and reversing the trend to the contemporary health practices by ensuring professional ethics are stringently adhered to in all secondary health facilities

By: Muktar Yahaya Shehu
In its consistency to ensuring that its staff are equipped with modern techniques of handling patients in hospitals under its jurisdiction, the Kano State Hospitals Management Board has trained all its Zonal HODs Nursing, their Deputies and Chief Nursing Officers In charges.
In a statement signed by Public Relations Officer, Kano state Hospitals Management Board Ibrahim Abdullahi which was made available to journalist said Jointly organized with the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Kano State Council and Nestle Nutrition Institute, the one day capacity building had been conducted at the Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu Paediatrics Hospital in the metropolis.
Speaking, the Board’s Director General, Dr. Nasiru Alhassan Kabo, enjoined participants to remain attentive and commit all the needed attention to the workshop with a view to grasp the lessons they going to be taught of and put them into practice as well in their places of primary assignments.
Dr. Kabo said that the Board is turning around and reversing the trend to the contemporary health practices by ensuring professional ethics are stringently adhered to in all secondary health facilities for the benefits of the good people of the State.
He averred that, “Many people rely on health workers to provide healthcare services to them. Therefore, as managers, you must lead by example in an effort of the Board to making things better than before by ensuring that you deliver diligently for your subordinates to follow suit. This will eventually translate into effective and efficient service delivery in our respective health facilities.”
Represented by the Director Medical Services of the Board Dr. Sulaiman Mudi Hamza, Dr. Kabo lauded efforts of the Director Nursing Services, Iya Halliru Haruna for organizing the training which will serve as an avenue through which principals of nursing care at secondary health facilities will meet and rub minds together to further enhancing the service delivery in the hospitals.
Dr. Kabo pointed out one basic thing stands out in health profession is training and retraining, stressing that “Continued medical education and continued professional development will add a lot of value to whatever we are doing.
“As healthcare providers, we need to be diligent and adhere to our professional ethics so that at the end of day the good people of Kano will have the required services needed from us.”
He enjoined them to always treat and attend to patients politely and well-mannered in order to live up to expectation, calling on them to always be on their feet and continue to improve on the knowledge and skills they acquire because medicine is the dynamic profession that needs update.
The Director explained that “Board is up and doing in order to improve the manpower situation in the state. It will continue to do so and will continue to train its workforce as much as possible so that the services render is improved.
“Therefore, cooperate with your zonal management team and other members of the the management committees of your facilities in order to bring about the needed changes in nursing profession.”
Earlier in her welcome address, the Director Nursing Services, Iya Halliru Haruna, called on the participants to listen attentively in order to grasp the knowledge they are going to acquire in fullest so that service delivery in secondary health facilities will optimally be improved.
She thanked Dr. Nasiru Alhassan Kabo for granting approval to her department to organise the training, applauding the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives Kano State Council and Nestle Nutrition Institute for their logistics supports to see the reality of the event.
Enumerating objectives of the training, the Deputy Director Nursing Services Salisu Umar Durumin Iya stated that the training is aimed at reminding participants of their roles and responsibilities in the healthcare service delivery and to make them to know that patient has rights which must be observed.
Others, he went further, is to make the participants understand that proper documentation and record keeping could be a life saver; to show them how effective communication can improve performance and proficiency of health workers; and to remind them that strict adherence to ethics can save their lives and jobs.
Various papers were presented including Professional Ethics for Health Workers; Patients Bill of Rights; Health Communication; Admission, Documentation and Record Keeping, Brief Discussion on Missed Opportunities of Vaccines (Immunization) and Leadership for Health Professionals.

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