The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives said it has opened up channels of discussion with other professional stakeholders in the health industry in Nigeria.
This is to enable it address all areas of inter and intra professional misunderstanding between it, other professional bodies and the government
This was revealed during the international nurses and midwives week where nurses also called for better standards for patient care.
TVC’s Kemi Balogun reports that Nurses and midwives are part of the health care service chain which means they are quite important when it comes to getting regular health service at health care facilities.
Aiwerioba, a nurse and midwife for the past nine years and she loves it. she said improved standards can make the nursing job a lot more appealing and meaningful.
Like Aiweriobe, the stand point of discussions at this year’s international week of nurses and midwives is the call for an improvement in standards on how they should care for their patients, even in the midst of some obvious challenges.
Included in this category are professional nurses and midwives, auxiliary nurses and midwives, and other associated personnel such as dental nurses and primary health care nurses. Even some men venture into this noble profession.
Speakers do not mince words as they called for the need for professionalism and steadfastness as nurses’ play a vital role for bed side patient care.
In Nigeria, reports show that a nurse and midwife can attend to 50-100 patients in a public hospital simultaneously on a daily basis.
The latest records from the nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria indicated that Nigeria accounted for 240,000 qualified nurses and midwives.