Gbajabiamila organizes workshop for health workers in Kano
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Representative Femi Gbajabiamila, organized a three-day training workshop for more than 65 health workers from Kano State, with a view to building their capacity for better service delivery and better professionalism.
The workshop on “Improving Patient Outcomes through Ethical Conduct and Professionalism in the Age of Covid” aimed to awaken health workers to the seriousness of their duties and the need for them to adhere to the principles and ethical standards.
The second in the President’s National Health Program series, the workshop also aimed to instill in health workers a diligent attitude when caring for patients and to remind them of patients’ legal rights in the event of injury to the patient’s body. result of medical negligence.
Speaking at the event held in Kano over the weekend, Gbajabiamila said, âOur meeting here today is an effort to support the work of healthcare professionals in our country by providing training. and support to make sure you have the skills to navigate ethical issues. and the professionalism that are integral to your continued effectiveness in saving lives.
While acknowledging the commitment, dedication and sacrifices of health workers, the President, represented by the Chairman of the House Committee on Pensions, Representative Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, assured that “to provide a functioning health system that take due account of the issue of health care access and the quality and well-being of health professionals remain a priority for the 9th House of Representatives.
âIn the last two budget cycles, we have significantly increased the amounts allocated to health in the federal budget. We will continue in this direction. The Chamber has also been at the forefront of dialogue with health unions to ensure that the well-being of health workers remains a government priority. We will also continue in this direction.
The President thanked the Kano State government, in particular the Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and other stakeholders for their support for the success of the training.
In a remark, Governor Ganduje, represented by his chief of staff, Alhaji Ali Haruna Makoda, thanked the president for choosing Kano state as the next destination for health training, after organizing the first edition in Lagos last November.
He said health care remained a top priority for the state government, which is why such a workshop was a welcome development for the state, adding that the government would continue to prioritize health issues.
In a welcome speech, the President’s Chief of Staff, Alhaji Sanusi Garba Rikiji, said he was delighted that the workshop was attended by many.
Rikiji said the issue of health care was at the heart of the president, who he said had spent a lot of time on these issues, including ensuring increased budget allocations.
Kano State Commissioner of Health Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, represented by the ministry’s director of medical services, Dr Shehu Usman Abdullahi, noted that the president and Governor Ganduje share the same vision for the sector. of health.
In a goodwill message, the President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Professor Innocent Ujah, praised the President for being at the forefront of health issues.
He noted with pleasure all the interventions of the President in the field of health and said that the association would continue to support the President in any way possible.
For his part, the Managing Director / Managing Director of Trutech Engineering Consult and Services, Mr. Joseph Aondona, said that his organization intervenes in the health field within the framework of corporate social responsibility, which is why it supports to such programs nationwide.
The president organized a similar national health program in Lagos last November, where many health workers were trained for better service delivery.