Wednesday 11 October 2017


The Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Governor AbiolaAjimobi, has hailed nurses for their efforts in caring for the sick.

 Flagging off the event of the 18th National Professional Conference and Scientific Update of the University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) at University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, the Governor, who was represented by his deputy, His Excellency Otunba Moses Alake Adeyemo, extolled the virtues of nurses and their selfless efforts in caring for those burdened by diseases and illnesses.

He however frowned at incessant industrial actions by healthcare providers as witnessed in our healthcare delivery system.

According to him; “The oath of allegiance to humanity, which healthcare providers swore to, demands that the patient’s plight or interest should be put above everything. When healthcare practitioners abandon work for strikes, the patient suffers.

“And the patient is no other person than all of us. Nurses and other healthcare providers should know that their calling is for selfless service to humanity and therefore should endeavor to dwell in the spirit of this calling no matter how daunting the exigent challenges might be.

While government is doing its best to address the challenges facing the health system, the care providers should show understanding and know that we are all partners in progress and our collective objective and mandate is to keep our people healthy and happy - he said.

1 comment:

  1. If a nation is healthy then it will definitely be successfully developed. Because a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. But it is only possible if the government is contributing a good portion of per capita income to health and awareness.