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Nurses told to exhibit professionalism in the discharge of their duties



Nurses and midwives in the northern region have been asked to exhibit a high sense of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

The principal of the Tamale Nurses and Midwifery Training College, Mr Cosmos Hassan Alhassan, who was addressing fresh students during the inauguration ceremony of 19 diploma students for general nursing (D19) diploma and 8 students for Midwifery (DM8) in Tamale, noted that nursing was a profession which needs the training of the heart, hands and head.

In all, 309 students were successfully inaugurated into the school with 94 offering midwifery and 215 offering general nursing.

Mr Hassan, who is also the chief health tutor, entreated the students to understand their role in the provision of healthcare to the sick as well as to develop clear active communication in their professional interactions.

He also reminded the students that they will be held accountable for the quality of care given to patients and should therefore be familiar with any health facility they may find themselves in.

The ceremony marked the official enrollment of students into the school to be trained as nurses and midwives.

Mr Hassan cautioned the students about some of activities they should not involve themselves in. He said students should not act as a witness under any circumstances, or for any purpose. In addition, students should not perform delegated medical acts as well as transporting patients alone, he stressed.

Mr Hassan called on students to develop the habit of sharing problems they cannot solve, and urged them to always dress decently since decency is the heart beat of the profession.

The chief health tutor revealed that currently there are tutors training students on the use of sign language so they would be able to communicate with deaf people in society.

By Lilian D.Walter/

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